I just had to share this photograph, it made me chuckle. 'When the cat is away, the mice will play!' When my partner goes out to work I let the 'ladie's out! They love to be free, pecking and scratching in the garden. They trash the joint! Scratching up bulbs, pecking the fruit and vegetables, scratching soil all over the lawn, but their 'joie de vivre' is unrivaled. I leave them playing out for hours! I keep checking them like 'A mother Hen'. There are lots of cats in our street and the occasional Sparrowhawk flies over, the sparrowhawk has taken several pigeons from my garden. There is a very cute black and white cat in particular that is fascinated by the chickens, they cluck loudly when he is about, he sits outside their coop and scarpers when he sees me. The Chickens stick together though and they like to hangout in the undergrowth for most of their time. They also make a 'Clucking Commotion' if anything troubles them. When I pop out to make a head count they delight me in their enthusiasm to see me. The other day Daisy literally came skidding to a halt on the path. Today I took the camera out and managed to get my definition of a great 'Chicken photograph'. All three of them are in it and facing the same direction! Poppy and Daisy are sprinting down the path Aka 'Roadrunner style' beep beep! Poor Rose is so desperate not to be left behind, she is flapping and running her fastest. This is a lovely greeting, I have a little chat to them, they might peck my shoes or jump up to peck my clothes and then I leave them to it again. I am still getting 3 lovely eggs each morning. I am worried about the cold weather and glad they love each other so much as they sleep huddled together which keeps them warm.
( I do thank you all for popping by and humoring me with your kind comments on my ramblings. x )