Bought 8 new R.I.R. pullets, 3 to 3 1/2 months old, well forward 4/6 each.
Finished putting up new house, which however is not creosoted or roof-felted yet, also the door needs adjustments. The old hen guarding the first lot of chicks has some sort of infection in her eye & will probably have to be destroyed.
3rd lot of peas (dwarf, sown 5.6.39) just showing. Runner & dwarf beans sown in box (6.6.39) coming up.
The broodies E. put in the cage, released yesterday, have all (seven) gone back to normal.
K. now having 11 handfuls of feed at a meal, & yield rising very slightly (nearly 21 /2 pts.)
12 eggs. Sold 30 @2/- score.
 Rhode Island Red.
 Orwell first wrote ‘nearly all,’ then crossed out ‘nearly’ and added ‘seven’ interlinearly. Peter Davison