I am staying at a friends, house sitting while she's away, so I can look after her chickens and Shim Shae the cat. The chickens are a little scarey, especially if you get up 2 minutes late to let them out. Ruth was pecking at the hatch door when I went down this morning. I opened the hatch and let them onto the garden, forgetting that I'd left the kitchen door open. When I went to get the seed and pellets for them Ruth was in the house pecking away at the cat's bowl. I tried not to panic and calmly went back outside with the seed and scattered it in the usual places. Luckily Ruth heard and dashed outside. I slammed the door shut and locked it for good measure. I'm not sure if chickens can turn door handles but I wouldn't put anything past this lot. What freaks me out the most is the way they stand at the back door, just staring.
Question of the day: Why did the chicken cross the road? To terrorise the chicken sitter.