By Charlie Cockerel
I write this from the peace and quiet of my coop. We have two coops here, one large and one medium sized. For some reason all the girls, except Blackie and Blue sleep in the big coop, which leaves me loads of room to stretch my dancing legs and get a good nights sleep without all the chatter going on!!!
This week has seen some drama I can tell you. Val, yes Val, disappeared for the day, none of us could find her until the humans came home in the evening. Apparently, according to the chicken gossip, she was carried in by the humans having been found walking up the driveway. She then went missing all night, the girls clucked it through to me from the other coop, but by the time I got the message the coop doors were shut and I couldn't get out to find her. She turned up safe and sound and I over heard the humans saying they had no idea where she had been. The next day they found her snuggled down in the bush on the dangerous side of the fence. It seems she was fed up of waitiing for Blue to come out from the "laying corner" so went off and created herself a quiet nest and laid a couple of eggs. I'm going to get Val to write next week's blog and give us her side of the story.
Blue and Blackie are still very broody and the humans are still having to move them so they eat and drink.
The Crows are back again and stealing our food, we are trying everything to get them to go away, I guess I had better go out and see what's happening and make sure they are not still about. Other than that it's been a fairly quiet week, oh except for the mouse found stealing our food from the greenhouse!!
Hope you've enjoyed your long weekend and have a clucking good week
Good evening every body,
Firstly I must apologise for not bringing you the "Weekly Cluck" last week but my interpreter wasn't available and my claws kept scratching the thing the humans call a computer.
Good news, The Crow family have stopped stealing our food, so no injunction required at this time. We have had a visit from Mr Partridge but he only stayed for the day and a spot of lunch. He is a very handsome man and I think Charlie was a little put out but he was still very polite.
Blue and Black are very broody at the moment and the humans have to keep coming out and moving them. Apparently this is because if they don't then they won't eat and this could make them ill. The other problem is they are also hogging the best laying spots so there is often a queue for laying, and when a lady needs to go she has got to go!!! A couple of the new girls have had their first eggs, they are very small and sometimes just have the yolk or a jelly shell. I am helping them through this as it can be quite a frightening experience your first time round.
We also have a new family on the patch, Mr and Mrs Blue-tit. I believe they have some very young babies but I am not sure how many, every time I try to engage Mr B in conversation he is dashing around apologising but he is very busy.
Have a lovely week and I look forward to speaking to you all soon. Please leave me any comments or questions and I will get back to you.