Luckily I was home from work by half past three as Anna and Bella were still upstairs, or if they had been downstairs they had gone up again early. I decided to take some food out to them and by the way they devoured it, they certainly seemed hungry.
|Anna was first to investigate.|
|Fairly soon they were both tucking in.|
I'd given Amber some grapes to distract her, but once she'd finished those she started jumping up to try and steal what she could from Anna and Bella.
|You can see Amber getting ready to jump|
|A close up of Bella . . .|
|. . . and one of Anna|
When they had eaten most of the food I brought them some water, but they seemed most suspicious of it. Bella did have a few sips before putting her foot in it and spilling it everywhere. Anna showed no interest, so perhaps they had been down during the day and at least had enough water to drink. They are still both very nervous of us and don't like being touched.
It's not just the chickens that aren't too sure about the snow, having been used to living in a big shed, but some of our flowers and even hellebores seem unhappy. However, here is one that is enhanced by the snow