The reason for all of the madness? Eggs.
Yummy fresh eggs for my family and friends. The entertainment value is good, but the eggs – that is where it is at. We have been getting eggs for several weeks now. First little starter eggs and then normal looking eggs. The only problem I am having is that the nesting box does not appear to be inviting enough to many of my hens.
Willy nilly is how the eggs are laid. At least they stick to laying them in the coop as opposed to under it, or beside it. But mostly I am just happy they are laying. And today I am super excited! Today one of my Easter Eggers actually earned her name.
Not that I caught the chicken in question in flagrante delicto. If this hadn’t have been such a beautiful minty green color one might have thought it was laid by one of my cochins. Why you might ask? Because she was sitting on it. Would you believe that one of the cochins is already trying to go broody? At some point every day I open up the nesting box and there she is, sitting all fluffed up in the center nest. She turns her little beady eye on me and gives me the deep down warning growl cluuuuuuuuk and fluffs up at me. I say nice things to her, pat her a bit, and then eject her gently from her diligence.
Maybe one day I will get some fertile eggs for her.
Also in the news, I have been letting the flock out for a little free-range time in the back yard. Supervised of course. Last time I managed to remember the camera so there is a picture heavy post in the near future. I know you can’t wait. ;) Here is a bit of a teaser:
He is such a help.