Miss Penny is being a bit of a naughty girl at the moment. She's been half heartedly playing at being broody for the past 2 months. However when we've actually tried to put some eggs under her she's soon got bored and decided to wander off and get some food. When you next look though she's popped back, until you appear, at which point she's still starving hungry and will stamp her feet until she gets raspberries.
Seriously, she gets on the feed bucket and hops from foot to foot demanding that you feed her. It's hilarious!
This morning, in an attempt to convince her to give up on motherhood I carried her down to the bottom garden for a scratch around in the emptied compost bin. Five minutes later I look down the path and spot this.
A chicken... half way up a verbascum plant. The other flock had appeared, and Penny was having nothing to do with them.
She looked a little precarious, but very pleased with herself!
Verbascum are huge plants, but I'd never really seen them as being a potential chicken roost until now.