May 2 – The snow is well and truly gone (say huzzah!) and the chickens are happy creatures.  Veruca and Camille are taking a dustbath.  The chickens have dug out a nice little hole here and some days the whole flock is lying in the dirt.  This is also where the cat likes to bring his hapless victims and play with them.

Seeing a chicken taking a dirt or sunbath for the first time can be rather alarming.  They flop around and look like they’re going through death throes…

 

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