Perching at bedtime

Yesterday when I checked the girls at bedtime Smoke was below the amigos’ perch. I assume she had been knocked down. I shone the torch onto the perch above her and she jumped straight up.

I thought that I would try to train the amigos tonight to use the opposite perch which would be easier for them to get up to.

When I checked on them tonight they were all perched and I changed my mind. It felt as if it would be cruel to move the amigos when they were all perched for the night. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.

As we don’t stay away overnight in winter it means that I am always here to check on them. If one of the amigos isn’t on the perch I can always put them on so it doesn’t seem fair to put them through training them to a change of perch.

The main flock at bedtime

The amigos at bedtime

How could I lift these girls to another perch! I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. For now I will leave the bedtime routine as it is.

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5 Responses to Perching at bedtime

  1. Sophie says:

    Aw!!!! Vanilla has changed so much that she looks like a different bird! xx

  2. Carol says:

    She really has and does. I wouldn’t even call her Vanilla now I would call her Honeycomb. I can’t keep changing names their though. Maybe her full name should be Vanilla ice cream with lots of honeycomb! xx

  3. Carol says:

    I got, names and their, the wrong way round but I am sure you know what I mean.

  4. marion says:

    They all look so comfortable, I can see it would be a shame to move them.

  5. Carol says:

    That’s exactly what I thought.

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