Luckily the hens seem to be laying quite well even though some of them are quite old.
As it has been exceptionally rainy lately I have been rounding up the girls who share the paddock with the hens into their enclosure, which is a small fenced area with a large and a small shelter.
It is also where some of the chickens lay their eggs in the hay racks - a bit of a nuisance but at least the hay is a nice clean place to nest.
After a few days they began to put themselves into the enclosure at dusk so all I have to to is go over and shut the gate behind them. clever girls!
The boys (alpacas) are in our bottom field which, unfortunately only has a shelter without a roof at the moment. Mike and Nick stripped off the roof some time ago and Mike was intending to bring some surplus roofing sheets which are being stored at our old Salisbury home but it has not happened yet. Luckily there are plenty of trees and bushes to give them shelter at the moment and we hope to have the new roof fixed before we get any really bad weather.