Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Critter Egg Whittling
by Callie on Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Yesterday, I posted a photo of an egg
that was scratched up by a mystery critter.
Today, I found two wooden eggs that had been hidden
away in a critter nest
and one of them had been really scratched up.
Here is the scratched up egg next to what it should look like.
I think the critter that chewed up this wooden egg
might be a different critter
than the egg scratcher.
Oh dear, that would mean there are two critters.
This is the nest box cabinet that I tore out of the coop.
It had a critter nest in it.
The cabinet is laying out in hopes of receiving a wash
from the rain.
that never showed up today.
I moved a roost ladder
inside the coop
so the hens will have another place to roost.
There were several places where a little critter
dug through the floor.
I put some fine dirt down in hopes of finding some footprints tomorrow.
I put the good wooden egg in a nest box
in hopes of foiling the critter,
but instead I fooled an Australorp into sitting
on the wooden egg for 3 hours.
I raked 3 new paths.
Some of the paths still need to be leveled
out so I don't tip over on my trike
that I don't have yet.
Just planning ahead.
Kristine can ride her new bike!