Finally Big Bird(Left) and Bunty (Right)
Big Bird is a Maran, and bad tempered isn't the word. She thinks she's top bird but in fact shes not and she doesn't like it. She is blind in one eye so you have to be careful when approaching her, I usually talk, that way you don't scare her. She is always first to bed, why I have no idea, she will let my husband stroke her.
Bunty another Meadowsweet Ranger is the 'Houdini' of the flock, if she can get out she will. Since they have been in the new run though, I think we have her beaten. I admit to Bunty being my favourite, she is top bird and is such a character. She jumps to get leaves, berries or even the bowl out of your hand and it is hysterical to see.
On average we get 3 eggs a day, one bird is laying soft shelled eggs and I think one lays alternate days but as to which egg belongs to which bird, I haven't any idea.
One of my favourite programmes returned to the BBC last night 'Who Do You Think You Are?' this is my winter hobby, when there's not much going on in the garden. I now have 452 people in my tree. On my fathers side I can go back 5 generations and on my mothers, mothers side 6 generations. Take a look at the link on the left, there are pictures too!!!