The chickens survived, thanks to Aitch. She drove out twice during the five days we were away to make sure the chickens were ok.
During those visits they were shifted to fresh grass, they were given loads of treats, their water was checked, they were chatted to, they were windproofed from hurricane style winds and they were made safe from torrential rain.
The roof on their run blew off but Aitch put it back on with a few alterations to make sure it didn’t blow off again. She was drenched to the skin from the torrential rain but she made sure the chickens were safe. All of this was going on while Haitch and I were having a lovely time on holiday. Thank you Aitch.
When we returned to New Zealand the wind and rain had gone and the chickens were happy. They were back out free ranging this morning and so excited, they even ignored the treat tin and ran off to scratch and peck.