Three groups of chickens

Although all of the girls mix happily together they can often be found in three separate groups.

The original four seramas like to congregate on top of the wooden shelter. They can often be found there either having a group preening session or just hanging out.

The chicks can be found anywhere in the run perching together but quite often are inside the wooden shelter.

The three bigger girl’s favourite place to perch together is the branch perch above the ladder.

Yesterday the four seramas were again on top of the wooden shelter while the chicks were inside the shelter just below them.

I just missed the three bigger girls on the branch perch as after I had taken the first couple of photos they jumped down to see what I was doing. There is always the possibility of treats!

The four original seramas on top of the wooden shelter
The chicks inside the wooden shelter

Sometimes Shadow and Sugar use the perch in the shelter and sometimes they like to use the plank at the back. Either way they seem to really like the shelter. They are such a sweet pair.

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6 Responses to Three groups of chickens

  1. Sophie says:

    Aw bless them – they’re sooooo sweet!! xxS

    • Carol says:

      They are very sweet. Shadow today has just started to make the different sound, I describe it as, slightly honky. The beginning of the changeover from the cheeping to their adult voice. xx

  2. marion says:

    A lovely flock.

  3. david says:

    Lovely birds. Seeing Sugar’s feet in the secopnd photo took my mind back to Cinnamon – with fond memories.

    • Carol says:

      Fond memories for me too. I always think that seramas are tiny birds with big beaks and feet in proportion to their size. At night at the moment the little girls are not always getting in the chicken shed before the automatic door closes. When Sugar and Shadow are shut out they both fly on to my back as soon as I am through the gate. I then have to reach round to lift them down to the perch. Sometimes I just have to get my fingers under those feet and then bring them down. I will try to get a photo soon. They must think I am mum or at least a safe place. It is quite sweet. Tonight at one point Sugar moved up to my head. At least it was easier to reach her from there.

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