Along with the heritage breed Coastal Sheep that have free run during the day at Middleton Place there is a small mixed flock of colorful chickens.
The Sheep had just been penned for the evening and needed a bit of grain to induce them into their quarters.
The chickens were well aware there might be droppage available for pecking.
They also seemed to know not to get amongst the sheep until they settled down,
A fourth fancy-looking fellow joined the crowd on the safety of the divider.
The big rooster decided to move on, dropping into an empty pen that is awaiting the birth of lambs, expected any day now.
March 30, 2021