Lady Grey, the lavender Araucana chook, has had a hard time of it since the fox came and killed her sister, Mrs Crankypants. Chooks are racist little beings and the Isa Browns she lives with have put her at the bottom of the pecking order. Things weren’t too good for her, until she discovered something.
She is small enough and light enough to fly over the fence.
Most days now she lives happily in the back yard, scratching around underneath the trees and eating the grass. She flies back whenever she wants to lay an egg or have some company. The dogs don’t bother her, not even my mother’s dog Murphy the chook-killer, when he stayed over the Anzac Day long weekend.
I love seeing her wandering around, though the minute she decides to get into my veggies, that’s when her wings will be clipped. For the moment now I’m letting her enjoy her freedom.
Thermomix Recipe: Sticky ginger chicken with broccolini This looks GORGEOUS!!!!!