Why? Because they just weren’t getting looked after to the respectable level of care that they deserved.
And so it was that Mrs PP found a new home for the four remaining chooks. I did not feel they were getting an improved level of lifestyle along with us and the rabbits. So in gifting them away to a better place we have reduced our food expenditure, increased a bit of available time and created a bit of extra space to shift resources in the back yard to begin to set up the garden according to the plans and designs I have been tinkering with. Once we have a proper area once again set up for chickens we will get some more without delay.
It seemed the right thing to do and the appropriate thing to do.