Denise: The most recent batch of Buff Orpington chicks we incubated have now ‘feathered up’ nicely, and are big enough for moving house to join the adults here in the walled garden. J scooped them up out of the hen ark where they’ve been ‘grown on’ for the past few weeks, and passed them to me in handfuls of three to take over to the new hen-house in the south-east corner of the garden. He snatched this picture of the last handful: and they certainly were on a handful, as the next photo J took [not in this slide-show!] you could see a swear-word taking shape on my lips as the three of them made a bid for freedom in three different directions!
Pickle arrived to get involved in anyway she could – she really does think she’s human, you know!