I go back to work on Monday, so I really need to encourage harmony asap. Armed with Euan's Pump Action Water Blaster:
Out she strutted. She couldn't believe her luck. She was fascinated and very nervous. She scratched around and sampled a vast array of leaves. . . her eyes goggled trying to focus on tiny flying bugs and bless her she has a habit of crossing her legs like a baby Giraffe! She gets her feet and legs into a tangle! I would love to photograph that. I couldn't take photographs as I had a heavily loaded water blaster and a child's fishing net! She particularly loved Raspberry leaves and bramble leaves. Then she spotted the others and they spotted her. The pecking order has completely shifted. Instead of Rose (bottom of the pecking order and the 'Winnie The Pooh brained Chicken) getting left out she is now firmly in the gang.
I think I am already quite attached to Lavender, she has a sweet little song, she is only a baby and the world is all very big and is as exciting as it is daunting. She listens to me and likes to follow me which I am quite glad about. I have four chickens that at least think I am the boss! That Water Blaster has earned me some healthy respect.
I might be able to put the Water Blaster down tomorrow and take some photographs. I am exhausted and will set my alarm for before sunrise again tomorrow. . . being a chicken Mom is hard work at the moment!