Saturday, June 25, 2011

It's hammering it down - so bring on the girls to cheer us up!

I think the weather is telling me that I need a day of rest - well a rest from all the hard work up the allotment anyway.

I realised that it has been a while since you have seen my adorable bantam babes


Here they were early yesterday morning pushing and shoving to be the first one through the door

Henrietta my Old English Game Bird is too dignified to join in the scrum

Snowy my Silver Seabright thinks that it is all a bit unladylike to do so too.
Looks like there are some insects to be had in the early morning dew on the lawn

So it is heads down, tails up, and get hunting - Freckles is getting big!

The three in the foreground from L-R are Bluebell, Modern Game Bird, Dolly Daydream, Ginger Silkie, Poppy, Golden Seabright


Mary, my Lemon Millefleur Sablepoot has just jumped up on the raised bed.
She loves playing hide and seek

And is often  hard to find.
Here's little Willow.  When she runs she looks just like Charlie Chaplin - minus the stick!  How she manages to keep herself so white is a mystery.  Her feathered feet get muddy of course - then by the morning they are snow white again!   
 Off to find where they are laying their eggs.




8 comments:

  1. Lovely 'chicken fix'!

    Sandie xx

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  2. So glad you're finally getting some long overdue rain!! I love to see your girlies... they are adorable! xo

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  3. Awwwww! I want chickens! I must restrain myself until the garden is no longer required as a football pitch :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  4. It's good to see pictures of them again.

    Amy is buying me bantams and a new eglu for my birthday! We can't wait.

    Your girls are adorable!

    I bet it is a nightmare trying to find their eggs in your garden!

    Martin :)

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  5. Hi Lottie good to see all the girls again. I sent you an e mail last week did you get it? Hugs x ChrisB

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  6. So good to see the girls, lol. I just adore these and as I'm not allowed any of my own I claim them 'by proxy', tee hee. xx

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  7. What healthy happy little bantams!

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  8. Just been catching up on your blog... your garden room is going to be so lovely! Can't wait to see the end result!
    My neighbour has recently bought some new chickens, makes me quite sad I do miss mine :o(

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