Last night the silky girls managed to join the bigger girls at bedtime. I think as it is getting colder they don’t want to perch on their own. Last winter all the little girls joined the bigger girls on the back perch for the duration of winter.
The line up was a bit different then due to changes in the flock. This is the first winter for the silky girls and the amigos. I think the five amigos are a large enough number to keep each other warm.
Last year on the back perch were Emerald, Speckles, Rusty, Freckles, Dandelion, Cinnamon and Apricot.
This year we have Speckles, Ebony, Flame, Dandelion, Cinnamon, Sienna and Jasmine. It’s the same number but different girls due to losses and new arrivals.
I notice that Dandelion has still managed to perch as far away from the silky girls as possible whilst Cinnamon is in between them.
I have also noticed that is always Spangle who ends up with the outside position.
With two bigger groups perching together I am happy that they will all keep each other warm. I think they have it all nicely sorted out before winter arrives.