Monday, 6 February 2012

A new experience

We can all remember how excited we were as children when the first snow appeared. The other day my little ex-battery hens experienced snow for the first time in their young lives. It was so entertaining to watch them trying to work out what this cold white stuff was. Luckily for them, Blodwyn and Bethan soon showed them what to do.

'What on earth is that?'
'Duno, doesn't taste that great'

'It's snow! You don't eat it, you scratch until you find what is underneath'

'The secret is to just have one foot at a time on the ground, that way you won't feel the cold so much'

'Like this?'

'Whooh, this is fun, I like snow!'

'If I run really fast, I won't feel the cold'

' I shall just fly over it.'

Several hours later . . .

'Oooh my feet are cold now, I think I'm getting chilblains'

'Come on, time to go in and get warm'

'That's better, my feet feel all warm and tingly now. That was so much fun!

Glad it's out there and not inside our coop though.'

1 comment:

  1. Hope they're tucked up nice and warm at night, Di. It's a tad nit out there overnight at the moment!