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Posted: Sunday 30 March, 2008

by Rosemary at 12:14pm in Anything goes 5 comments Add your own

Yesterday was a day of planned and unplanned arrivals.

I ordered some new POL hens at the weekend, expecting to wait a couple of weeks for delivery. This was fine as the spare ark was in Alloa and Dan was going to bring it up at the weekend. I got a call night before last to say hens would be delivered the following day - yesterday. Our car was in for a service and MOT, so wasn't available to bring the ark up.

So, John went down to Alloa early yesterday morning to get the ark, which didn't fit in the trailer without the handles being sawn off. Anyway, we got it set up - cleaned, dusted, feeders in and waited for the hens to arrive. I'd just started cooking dinner when the van pulled up. The hens look great - 10 Warrens, 2 Bluebelles and 2 Speckledy.

We put them in the top of the ark and "encouraged" them to find the way down in the slightly forlorn hope that they would find their own way to bed. But no, so at 9pm, John and I were out in the pouring rain, belly down in the ark, catching hens and putting them to bed. I SO hope they are quick learners and go up on their own tonight.

Comments

elizabeth

Sunday 30 March, 2008 at 7:48pm

how delightful that you've added video! I hadn't checked your diary in quite a while, thanks for sharing your experiences. in an earlier vid, you've got potatoes in a pot, have you done them in tires? because I am downtown Toronto (Canada), thinking that this might be a way to deal with available - limited - space!

claire

Monday 31 March, 2008 at 8:54pm

too cute!!

Mint, Apple and Cranberry?

can you please remind Tess she is meant to have a sore leg and not leap over fences!! she'll listen to every word of course.

Rosemary

Monday 31 March, 2008 at 9:51pm

Oh, no - names are the way to ruin! Tess's op has given her a new lease of life! She just loves them.

Teresa

Tuesday 1 April, 2008 at 7:13pm

Makes me wish I had a little red pig with a little red ark.

Scooby

Tuesday 8 April, 2008 at 8:32pm

Aw they are sooooo cute!

They seem to be very happy in their new home.

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