Guests to Annie's Place have not been able to enjoy Esme's Eggs recently because suddenly they have turned into little chicks! As photos below show.....10 tinies with their caring mum.

Rhonas baby chicks


A chick in the hand...??

Rhonas chick in the hand

We are now calling them Rhona's chicks because she looks after them three times a day and checks they are safe from rats and the new threat to birdlife in Orkney...stoats.

Rhona growing chick


We saw two stoats frolicking around Skara Brae about a month ago : they looked so charming in that circumstance BUT we dont want them frolicking in the hen roost.

Rhonas Chicks