Keeping track of the feathers

Clare, the ex-broody hen, is finding it hard to keep track of her brood
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Each day they find new places to explore
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We tried to contain Claire and Co but they insist on exercising their right to roam. She has started laying again but since she declared herself truly free-range we have to hunt down the eggs.

Solo and the Three Muscovites have been spending their days in the greenhouse
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and tonight, for the first time, they have moved their bedroom from the dining table to a shed, where they enjoy the window view
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They have to leave the indoor accommodation as that will shortly be needed by the six Australorps, six French Marans, and six Speckled Sussex which we hope will emerge from the eggs in the incubators. Good job they will be vacating the incubators as we have some Muscovy eggs on the way – having been seduced by the emergency ducklings we acquired to stop Solo being solo.

The best thing all these young fowl can keep in mind is, if possible, to be female. The adolescent Cayugas are somewhat depleted today following some quite hard sexing
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Meanwhile produce swells
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and the visitor room is getting a drawbridge
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and further interior decoration
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We prepare to inspect the bees
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and are pleased to see the queen is still there
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Preparations for winter are underway
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Elsewhere
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Diana looks on
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