|Freckles - not unusual to find her roosting in the climbing tree|
There is a regular column from Jackie French about backyard chickens each month and I have found it very informative.
This is what she wrote last month...
...chooks evolved as jungle birds, so it's no surprise that they feel most comfortable in the sorts of conditions you'd find in a rainforest. Chooks like broken dappled light...chooks also like dark, quiet nesting places, preferably with a slightly triangular opening, such as you might find in a thicket or bamboo, and they don;t like sudden loud noises.
|Washington laying in the lomandra bush|
and I have found it to be true of my flock.
They enjoy venturing further down into the gully at the back of the property. Can you see each of the seven in this picture?
No? Look closer.
Then last week I found four of them like this!
The next day Obama was missing from the run and I finally found her roasting on the fourth branch up on this tree. She was surveying everything from her lofty perch and it was quite comical. But by the time I had returned with my camera, she had flown down.
|L to R Roosey, Bluey and Obama|
I love my jungle birds!