Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Three Nest Boxes Full
by Callie on Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Shhhh.... very quietly I opened the nest box door...
This Light Brahma, Pastey, doesn't want my company.
The Australorp, Hen Roo, doesn't want any attention either.
Screamer won't even stay in the nest box.
Laying eggs is a private affair.
See you girls in an hour or so...
When I checked back later,
I moved the three eggs down to the large nest box
and set them next to the three wooden eggs
so I could get a photo.
Each of the three nest boxes on top
have two wooden eggs.
The hens seem to like sitting on the fake eggs.
I haven't seen the mysterious
egg thief... no broken or scratched eggs.
I hope it is gone for good.
It was cold and icy this morning
but I let the hens out and they had a great day
turning over leaves and the wet soil.
Looks like a rototiller hit in places.
3 eggs today