Read with Hat­tie THE AD­VEN­TURES OF POPPY AND GE­ORGE – PART 65

Spring Clean­ing!

Your Chickens - - Egg-sposé -

“Why are you two up so early in the hol­i­days?” asked Mum.

“We’ve got a busy day,” replied Poppy, finishing her break­fast.

“We’re spring clean­ing,” said Ge­orge, spilling his milk. “But it’s sum­mer,” said Mum. “The best time for chicken spring­clean­ing,” said Poppy. “We need a sunny day.”

“Does that mean you’re us­ing the hose again?” groaned Mum. “Please don’t flood the gar­den!”

“We’ll be care­ful…” promised Ge­orge, dis­ap­pear­ing out­side.

Mum came out later with cold drinks and snacks. “It looks like you’ve been busy,” she said.

“We took the chicken-house to pieces and scrubbed it re­ally well,” said Ge­orge. “Then we washed the feeder and drinker, and even the bins where we keep the food.”

“We used spe­cial chicken dis­in­fec­tant on ev­ery­thing,” said Poppy. “There’s not a bit of dirt left any­where.”

“Will the chicken-house dry be­fore the chick­ens go to bed?” asked Mum.

“Oh yes,” said Poppy. “That’s why we started early. It will dry in the sun­shine and fresh air, which is re­ally healthy.”

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