Looking for Retirement Homes

We have been running down our original hen flock as the new one down by the meadow has been building up

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Top cock Floppy,

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once the master of a sizeable harem, has had his charges reduced to four

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June,

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the Gold-Laced Orpington, has been with us for a number of years and we watched her two Maran companions as they emerged from eggs. Now their laying days are few and far between and we would let them live out their days if their space was not needed for an expanding Rabbit World

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Still, we would not be able to cull them so we are fortunate to find them a Retirement Home with some friends. June does suspect

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as they await collection

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with an interested audience

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Speckled Sussex Floppy keeps one of his breed and we bring another from the bottom flock to make-up a pure trio

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Maybe the source of some future hatching eggs…?

Meanwhile apples are swelling

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and we are ready

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even for high up ones

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While apples ripen we collect other produce

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while our neighbour fattens up his

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