Well the rescue chickens have been making the most of their freedom today, well four out of the six have, two have not ventured out of the house yet. The other four however have been appearing everywhere - field; garden; veg garden. Our flock of ducks (17 of them) took one look at these poor bald creatures and ran away from them. Everytime myself or my other half appeared they walked right up to us and stood there just looking up at us. When I was digging parsnips for dinner they arrived from nowhere and wanted to help - I think these chickens are going to be VERY friendly. They all went to bed okay, except one, she decided that she would roost under the house (house is several feet of the ground) on a piece of wood - she had to be persuaded that it would be much safer to spend the night in doors - but you could see the look on her face and the thought bubble - "No don't put me in there and shut the door, it might never open again" - fear not little chicken doors will open again in the morning.
All for now folks.