After one and a half months of getting used to their new home Betty and the girls were ready to go free range this weekend. I had been dreading this because when I first got them they escaped and it took ages and a lot of trouble to get them back into their cage.
I was assured by Alf who gave me the chickens that after a month they would have settled down and I would not have a problem getting them back into their cage. So early on Saturday morning I released them into the wild to go foraging.
I noticed that they are no longer afraid of me and that they may even like me a bit now. In fact they come when I call and I can get them to follow me. I even took them to the compost heap to go scratching for worms. They followed me all in a row while I made chicken noises and scratching sounds.
Jackie the chicken whisperer 🙂
Come sundown they walked nicely into their cage for me and hopped up onto their perch. I will be letting them out now when I am at home. Although Cleo just watches them and has made no moves to chase them she does get very jealous when I talk to them. I think if I leave her alone with them when I go out she may just try to show them who is boss.