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Posted: Sunday 23 May, 2010

by Rosemary at 4:28pm in Poultry No comments Add your own

Well, the hens have been moved to Dalmore this weekend (21st May). The house has been rebuild, painted, sprayed and puffed and been given a new Onduline roof - hopefully this will fox the red mite, as well as improving the ventilation. John built a temporary run for them until we get the fencing in the paddock done.

Dan brought the hens up on Friday night. He had to wait until they went to bed about 10pm before he could box them for travelling. The last one went in the new house about 1.30am! Naturally, I slept through all this.

On Saturday morning, it became apparent that they didn't understand that they were meant to stay INSIDE the fence. We spent a few fraught hours herding them back in, but by evening the Black Rocks and the Warrens ahd decided to stay put. Snowy, the White Leghorn, remains to be convinced.

Today (Sunday), she's still getting out - we know not how - but the rest have settled in fine. Sheep next!

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