By Charlie Cockeral
Here are the headlines:
Girls go a wandering,
Bluie is trying to hatch golf balls and
VAL IS OVER THE SIDE!!!
The last few weeks have proved extremley busy here in the garden. The new girls have started to lay and the humans can often be seen walking around balancing eggs in their arms, I don't know why they don't just have a basket or something to carry them in.
Several of the girls went for an explore up the road the other day. I was busy looking for grubs and looked up to find The Garden very quiet and hardly any of the girls about. I hot clawed it across the garden to find the gate open and the girls wandering back in clucking about the pretty flowers and how lovely the field was opposite. Not long after a friendly female human came in and starting counting us, I am not sure who she was but she was very kind and seemed to be worried about us all being in the garden. She made sure the gate was firmly shut when she left.
The humans have been placing golf balls in various places round the garden, I overheard them saying it was because one of the girls was eating the eggs and this would help. I didn't tell the girls as I don't want them eating the eggs - seems a bit weird to me to lay and then eat your own egg. Any way it's worked as the prime suspect in "egg gate" was last seen tapping at a golf ball with no success. Unfortuanately Bluie thinks the golf balls are eggs and as they don't move she has become broodie again and sits on them for hours - she really is a daft chicken.
Finally Val has been over the side - yes Val. I spied her the other day jumping upon the old slate pile, hopping over the fence and squeezing through a small gap into the "other side". She then disappeared and came back about half an hour later. I watched her do this for about a week.
The small human was in the garden when I heard her shout "mummy quick come her" and Val had been found out.
So that's all the news from The Garden and I must go as my favourite animal football team "Whales" are playing the second half and look like they might win!!