Yesterday 6 chickens arrived (courtesy of Dom) from Nuneaton. The farmer had 5,000 one year old layers to re-house - they only keep them for a year - and we said we'd take six. All 5,000 were re-housed over two weekends which I thought was amazing.
We put them in a 'holding pen' until letting them join the others once the sun had set.
They were in a pretty sorry state, but apparently feather up very quickly. When I opened up the chicken house this morning only one came out voluntarily, and I had to push the others out, but they were soon pecking around for the corn.
And then this morning George and I went over to the Dogs Trust to bring Millie home. So far, so good,
She and Reuben played together happily
Welcome to Lorne Hill Farm, Millie