This is Winston, our Light Sussex rooster. Isn't he a beauty? He's in charge of our brood of seven hens. They like nothing better than to go free ranging over the lawn, picking up insects and whatever tasty morsels they can get.
I shouldn't have started naming the hens but I did. This is Ruby, a Rhode Island Red. She's one of our oldest hens and is getting very heavy.
When we got our latest batch of hens I decided not to name them any more. They are all pure bred as this means they are much better natured.
They all lay an egg almost every day so we're getting five or six eggs a day. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with using them so I give quite a lot away to friends.
Hens love bread. I was feeding them some while taking these pictures. They run round like mad trying to get every wee crumb. They even jump up and peck it out of my hand.
Have you ever seen a chicken running? It's the most hilarious thing ever!
These two are obviously having a squabble over a piece of bread. Not a very dignified pose!
Nonem has to get into the middle of it all, hoping to sneak a little bit of bread too. If she can't get any bread then a bit of a tummy rub will do. Look, she's lying on my feet!
All the best for now. I haven't forgotten about showing you how I roll a skein of yarn into a ball. Just need to get myself organised.