I let my chickens out of the hut early as usual. I always leave them in the big pen for a while, to give to wild birds chance to have a feed before the chickens get onto the bird table and clean up.
Later as I went down to let them out to run free, I saw a hen Partridge hanging around the pen. As I let my chickens out, the Partridge came running over looking like she had found a long lost friend. Chickens were not to impressed at first but now a couple of hours later the Partridge is still with them even coming to the back door for scrapes with the hens.
I'm thinking I might have a new bird in the hut tonight..