We have been so busy lately that we hadn’t had time for a visit to the farm where we had re-homed some of our girls.
Now that the school holidays have started we are less busy and yesterday we decided to pay the farm a visit.
There was good and bad news. The good news is that Peaches and Barley have settled in really well and they are looking absolutely great. The bad news is that there has been a fox attack.
The new girls that Moira had taken in along with our two girls were being kept in at the time. Her original flock was almost completely lost to a fox attack with only three of her girls and her cockerel escaping. Moira said she was especially sad to have lost Dotty as she was the tamest of her girls.
Moira had Dotty for four years and we had her for two years so although I was really sad about this I have to think to myself that she had a good six years with her last four years happily free ranging. It is so sad but it is the risk that comes with a free range life.
One consolation that I have is that Peaches and Barley are so speedy and flighty that I think that they would stand a good chance of survival against a fox attack. It was so lovely to see them happily free ranging which really suits their character and to see them still so closely sticking together. They have been with Moira for two and a half months now.
I was so pleased to see these two looking so happy and in such good condition. It was lovely to see them with so much freedom and looking so at home.