Sadly one of our chickens went to chicken heaven last week – Doreen was an old lady and had lived a blessed chicken life, scratching around our garden and diggin up all of Daniel’s carefully planted vegetables. This departure left little Elsie all alone. Chickens are flock animals and don’t like being on their lonesome (but, hey, who does really?!), so we headed out Saturday to find her a couple of new roommates. It’s not been an easy process – turns out Elsie DOES NOT like change.
We started the weekend by heading out for some breakie, and took Baby Milo with us to give my sister a bit of a break. I had my usual – two mushrooms topped with poached eggs, spinach, holondaise sauce and bacon whilst Daniel (predictably) had the regular farmers’ breakfast (my boy loves a good regular fry-up). Milo kept us entertained sat in his highchair throwing EVERYTHING he could get his hands on, on the floor.
After breakfast we headed to this little farm to find some new chicken friends- we wanted some regular brown hens but we also saw some rare breed chickens with the most funky hairstyles and a couple of cute fat pigs – they snorted really loudly and Baby Milo didn’t like it one bit *screaming baby*.
We chose two little hens and named them Gerty and Audrey and we couldn’t wait for them to meet Elsie. Elsie proceeded to greet her new pals by pecking them a.l.o.t. Oh dear. Poor Gerty and Audrey were terrified! Despite a stern telling off, Elsie totally ignored me and continued to bully the new arrivals. Finally we decided that maybe we should try a new approach, so as we speak they now have a piece or perspex dividing the pen and fingers crossed Elsie is going to chill out soon and start to be a more gentle host.
Who would have guessed this thing could be such a naughty monster?!
Rest in peace Doreen,
Lucy’s Life x