Last week -
Chickens - 14
Ducks - 12
This week -
Chickens - 21
Ducks - 8
The ducks are coming to the end of their laying season but the chickens are speeding up despite a fair amount of moulting going on. I didn't count this one though,
Poor old Pecky is a bit off colour this week. She is getting old for an ex-batt and is the last of my original chickens. She has been hiding in the barn and sleeping, and while she is eating a little, she is painfully thin, her breast bone is sticking out and there is no meat on her so not likely to survive the winter if she gets that far.
I gave her a nice warm bath and some mixed corn then let her wander round the conservatory for a while to dry off before she went back outside in the wind.
Catherine has ideas of becoming famous enough for a statue, here she is practising her pose,