Here they both are, see Bea in the back with the darker comb, I have heard it said that this implies she's the more likely to be laying - well I don't know where she thinks she's laying 'cos it sure as heck isn't anywhere I can find!!!!! (and it's only a 5ft x 3 ft run!!!) Bea is a lot more "blousy" than Molly, she thinks she's in charge, but when it comes to it, she's the first to run under the house if anything unusual happens!
Molly giving me the eye!
Bea, taking refuge behind her sister!
We are going to build a bigger run for them, now that I've decided I like having them around. At the moment though I'm in a quandry as to where! I have a space down to the front and side of my conservatory, where I could get a 12 ft x 6 ft run. The nice thing about having it there is that it's nice and close to the house so I can watch them from inside when it's wet and horrible, and for popping out to give them breakfast in the winter I haven't got to traipse all the length of the garden in my PJ's and walk across 90ft of muddy lawn! - The down side is that in the summer it will be quite hot and the only way to shade it will be to shade the front which kind of negates the point of having them close, and I can only max out at 12ft x 6 (and even that could be a bit of a squash!)
The other alternative is at the end of the garden, where my veggie patch used to be. The pro's and con's are exactly the opposite to the "stage left" option! I could make it around 15ft square, or certainly 12 ft sq, which would be nicer for them (especially as I'm finding I have a hankering to hatch my own! so there could be a few more later in the year!) but it is up the far end of the garden so I can't see them, and it's a muddy walk in winter! I'm thinking this is the option that may well win though. . . . . . we'll have to wait and see!