Yesterday there were a few sweet moments of togetherness in the flock. In the morning it involved egg laying and in the afternoon it involved dust bathing.
We had our first, five egg day, of the year. This time three bigger girls and two little girls. There was a lot of commotion as several girls wanted to lay at the same time and in the same nest box. Eventually Speckles, Emerald and Barley got their eggs laid and things calmed down a bit.
Freckles and Rusty then settled in the nest box together.
Shortly after this photo Freckles laid her egg and a little later Rusty laid her egg.
During the course of the day most of the girls had a dust bath. It was really good to see the three amigos dust bathing together before I went out on my rounds. Later Peaches, Barley and Speckles were dust bathing and then Freckles followed by Rusty once she had laid her egg.
A little later Emerald was dust bathing with Apricot joining in and pecking and scratching very close to her. This was heartwarming to see.
They were very happy in very close proximity to each other. This was so lovely to see. I think we finally have got them mixing happily.