n.b. It is often tricky getting a diverse group of acquaintances to stick to an itinerary. Someone voices an alternative, discussion ensues, original plans go to cock. Travelling solo has advantages, but for laughs an outing with your mates takes some beating.
n.n.b. The hens, with token male in tow, decided to head off to the open field next.
n.b. Day old from the hatchery and making noise at a pitch that makes thinking difficult, the little creatures have been delivered to walk the earth, pick up grit for the crop and eat the grain crumbs before they are ready to be put out in the fields.
They cost about sixteen shillings and six pence each, if you were wondering, (67.5p in decimal currency for the younger reader).