I think the hens are happy, but it’s hard to tell, they’re chickens. And I haven’t quite figured out what all their bok bok boks actually mean. Is their crooning a good thing? Is it like when a cat purrs?
I’ve upgraded their run. The homemade pallet run was a good idea in theory, but in practice I couldn’t get in easily to change their water, or refill their feed, or clean it. And most importantly they evaded me way too easily when I was crawling around on my hands and knees trying to catch and pick them up. I’m sure it was quite a scene and I hope to god no one ever saw me…but let’s move on and stop picturing that. So to preserve my dignity (what’s left of it) and theirs, it was E-bay to the rescue!
This run also came with a covered roof, so it stays mostly dry. Apparently I forgot that it rains in the UK…a lot. I blame it on the recent weather, it’s easy to forget when you are lugging so much water around and watering on a daily basis. But basically we needed something better to keep the chooks dry.
Heihei has started laying pretty dark brown spotted eggs. I don’t get 3 eggs a day very often, they take breaks now and then from laying, but I get plenty.
And finally we have a third name! Matt, Vee, and Rosie decided to name the white one (drum roll) Bredwin! I like it. It sounds sort of British, but it’ slang for “Bro”, and it’s unique! So we have Poppet, Heihei, and Bredwin.