Saturday, 13 October 2007

Competition for something tasty!

Our hens are normally the best of friends, with very little pecking or bullying. But today I looked out of the window, and saw a full scale chase - Ginger had something in her mouth (I suspect a slug) and the other three were very energetically chasing her round the run. I think Honey actually managed to steal it off her, after a fairly violent assault. Sometimes they are so mean!

We are still getting lots and lots of eggs. Strangely, the colour of them seems to be stabilising as a darker brown - one chicken (I think Ginger) lays very pale eggs, but the other three are almost indistinguishable. They are all definitely laying as we often get 4 egg days now.

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I feel really cruel now as we often instigate chases! Just throwing in one grape is a great 5 minutes entertainment as whoever gets it can't eat it whole but can't put it down either as someone else will steal it. I caught our boys out the back with some mates having 20p bets on who would win it!