Re-homed chickens and dodgy killings

The day started with a bit of a puzzle.  First this

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and then this

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one dead rabbit, minus head, plus feathers. Are the feathers from the predator? Does this mean there was a bit of a scrap? Between a rabbit and a…? Or are the feathers just part of the two-course meal?

Much of today was spent settling the chickens in their new fox-proof (?) home. We have blocked out the digging opportunities (?)

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[It appears that everything to do with foxes should be qualified with a question mark – so we will take that is read from now on]

After previously having a freer range, the chickens now have a defined space for dust bathing

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which they took good advantage of

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Bringing the the two tribes closer together in an enclosed space means that food and water have to be more widely distributed to try a stop mafia rackets

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Fanny and Shelia, the two almost-cockerels, stick together in the face of female aggression

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a completely cosmetic house is brought in so the boredom can be alleviated by playing at home

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Things settle down a bit with reciprocal behaviour occurring more often – here preening

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We remember when budlia in our urban backyard, 15 years ago, attracted a swarm of butterflies of a number of species

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Today we have a bee

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and then just one Red Admiral

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It seems the late second brood swallows in the wood shed consists of two nests, one precariously balanced on a few canes

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Meanwhile work continues on laying water supplies to the pig enclosures

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and we do have lemons setting

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Elsewhere on the plot today

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One thought on “Re-homed chickens and dodgy killings

  1. Hi Beth and Stephen, We would like to put off our visit again, lots going on in the next couple of days . We have problems with my car which need to be sorted too. Four of the wieners are going on Monday so we are gearing up for Spot and Berts departure too. Let us know when you are ready for them. Sorry for change of plan , we still hope to see you soon. Roz and Phil

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