Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Better late than never?

Norfolk Lasses Eggs Total to Date: 372 Day:161

KoKKo 124 Personal best egg weight 86grms 29.11.2005
Adelaide 124 Personal best egg weight 80grms 26.02.2006
Ginger 124 Personal best egg weight 80grms 27.03.2006

London Ladies Bantam Eggs Total to date: 48 Day:28

Dilly 16 Personal best egg weight 36grm 27.03.2006
Freckles 18 Personal best egg weight 37grms 28.03.2006
Pumpkin 14 Personal best egg weight 35 grms 01.04.06

Had a bit of an eventful afternoon one way and another, but nothing I can really write about - but what with emails and phone calls it has taken up a lot of my time.

Well as you can see from the egg total, KoKKo, Adelaide and Ginger all produced big eggs whilst I was out this morning, and Freckles and Pumpkin added their two later this afternoon.

The sun came out so I put them in the fenced off area of the garden to have a run around. First the banties and then the big girls.

Because of all the rain, there were obviously worms hovering either on or near the surface.

Pat noticed the commotion before I did, and I went out to investigate.

Ginger had a worm in her beak which Adelaide (top hen) pinched and ran around the garden like a maniac whilst being mobbed by the batams - talk about the 'worm turns'.

It was hilarious,the bantams were hell bent on getting this big fat juicy worm off the giant Adelaide who towers over them.

She was running trying to escape them, and they were running between her legs and tripping her up, but she kept on going. The funniest thing that I have ever seen.

I rushed in to get my camera from the conservatory and ran out - and it was as though nothing had happened. It only took me a minute too!

Look at them, a picture of innocence and calm.

What do you think happened?

Did Adelaide somehow manage to throw it up in the air and eat it?

Was there a tug of war with the others joining in?

Did the banties get it? Or did it escape?

I wish I knew!

What I do know is that they were very reluctant to leave the area and go into the pen nearer dusk. They had a great time scratching out all the moss and insects - and they drank everso much water - I bet all that chasing about made them really thirsty!


  1. some one ate the worm. the chase would have gone on if the worm was still in the world.

  2. Now that would have been a good one on video too! But it's fun just the way you shared it with us. I enjoyed the excursion to your friend's garden also.

  3. PS - I posted a picture of the "chickens" I enjoy in the garden! They are happy little things too but not quite as active.

  4. Hi Patsy and Petunia

    Thanks for the lovely comments - off to read your blogs after this.

    I could do with a web cam so that everyone can see what they get up too.

    They bring me so much joy and really lift my spirits

  5. So very chickeny to fight over a worm like that. Mine suddenly go from calm to every chicken for herself if nice food is involved. It was probably just sucked up by Adelaide in an instant.


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