Alright. This is a bit embarrassing. But I spent a whole 20 minutes today perving on two good birds.
They’re names were Dot and Mildred. And they were quite happy to strut their stuff while I sat and sipped on my glass of vino.
I’ve always wanted chooks. Fresh eggs for breakfast. And someone to recycle the food scraps and all the old bits from the vegie garden. But I never realised how relaxing it could be just sitting and watching them scratch around the ground. I do think I am in love. They're only eight weeks old right now, so we still have a few months to wait until they're ready to lay, but I know these girls and I are going to be the best of friends.
The kids on the other hand, well, it’s all hands on with them. They’ve named their three chicks Rosie, Petal and Audrey. While Dot and Mildred are pure bred Speckled Sussex layers and likely to be a bit hoity-toity, the little Pekin Bantam girls just love to be cuddled. They’re so cute – I just pray that some of their docile nature rubs off on Alice and Lucy!