I spent a lovely weekend in the Midlands-first in Beeston near Nottingham, then in Birstall near Leicester. A lot was crammed into a few days-a barbecue, walks in parks with deer, a food festival, an exhibition in an art gallery in a large country house, a school farm feeding trip, a walk near a lake and a pint in the pub and a visit to a large country market. Today I am posting some of the chickens I encountered! This one was most interested in me, because, it turns out, he wanted to have a peck at my hand! Can you see the naughty look in his beady little eye?
This Mother hen is doing a great job with her chicks. There were about four in there, under her wing.
When you crouch down in a large group of chickens, they all rush towards you and crowd around, clucking, like they have something very important to say. Until the food appears that is. Maybe that is what they were trying to tell me.