Clucked this week by Val
Human visitors to The Garden.
Foot inspection revealations.
A clucking good morning to you all. Well what a few weeks it has been here in The Garden. Last Saturday the humans were having some sort of party with lots of other humans. Many of these humans came to visit us and picked some of us up and gave us a stroke, I have to say I stayed out of the way as I don't like all of that fussing. I also noticed as the afternoon went on some of those humans seemed a little tired as they were swaying in the wind and at times it seemed they were speaking in a very odd language and gigling. Very weird perhaps it is some form of human reaction to these long summer days.
Yesterday the humans arrived with a bowl of water, some odd smelling lotion and some white objects and a roll of something sticky. I know the white stuff isn't edible as Cornflake grabbed a bit when the humans weren't looking and ran round The Garden with it. She was very pleased with herself and some of the others chased her round trying to get hold of it thinking it was food. The little human soon grabbed it from her and it was clear it wasn't food. Cornflake was last seen clucking to herself "that's not food, that's disgusting" and washing her mouth out in the water bowl.
From what I could translate the humans seem to have found some sores on Brave's feet and so were checking everyone else's feet to see if they had any sores as well. Some of the girls had to have a little surgical procedure and now have their feet in that white stuff with the sticky thing wrapped round them, they do look funny but are happily walking around so it can't be to bad. I had my feet checked and am pleased to say they are all clean, so no funny things on my feet!!!
So Brave, Red and RedBull all had to spend the rest of the day in the run and slept in there overnight. This caused some confusion for the girls at bedtime, they are such girls of habit and couldn't work out where to sleep, although there are plainly 2 coops!! I do dispair sometimes, I had to round them up, with a little help from the humans and make sure they were all safely tucked up for the night. Bluie of course was still in the corner laying on pebbles to see if they will hatch!!
Anyway, during the afternoon I could see Charlie looking a bit lost wondering around, he looked out of clucks. Suddenly he realised Brave, the love of his chicken life, was in the recovery run. He ran over and started doing his dance thing, shaking his feathers and wiggling his little chicken hips. They pecked through the chicken wire before he disappeared to spend the might with 17 other girls.
Well that's all from The Garden for now, have a clucking good week and send me your animal stories so I can read them to the others before lights out in the coop.
PS A big thank you to one of our biggest fans Cath, we had to sign her shirt when she was here at the human party - I didn't realise we were so famous.