Since late last night we now number 22 (macro) inhabitants on Två Ekar Gård: Us three humans, Jack the dog, four muscovy ducks, and now 14 young (5-7 weeks) swedish flower hens. The latter now occupy the little log cabin I built during last winter, and they seem to be enjoying it there. There’s much to explore even in the cabin. Only two have set foot on the ground outside the cabin so far, but if they all dare venture, there they’ll find a small fenced-off area with grass and two big apple trees to keep them occupied a while. A week or two from now, when they’re really used and grown a bit more, we’ll remove the fence and let them roam through the mainhouse garden, along with the four muscovy ducks (more hopefully on the way, with one of the females now broody).
We’ve had chickens in Scotland for almost three years, and only upon opening the door for them this morning did I fully realise how much I’ve missed having them around. They’re such wonderful birds, so lively, and so full of spirit.