Our hens continue to baffle and delight. Harriet (pictured above) has laid an egg every day for the last fifteen days. She's a Wonder Hen, but this is not normal. From what we've read, we believe that chickens are supposed to lay eggs for five days or so and then take a day off.
Crazy Lydia started seems to have stopped laying. She's apparently healthy, and we've been trying to determine if she has a hidden nest somewhere. This seems highly unlikely, given the tiny size of our garden.
Anne Elliot never took a break for the winter, and continues to lay steadily.
And Isabella has decided that her job is to be entirely decorative, and that egg laying is not her responsibility. Eating everything in sight is okay, but laying eggs is not.
Our chickens love nothing better than eating grass, to the point that we had to build some extra fences to keep them from destroying what little lawn we have. Last week, Robb cut our front lawn, and at my suggestion, dumped all the clippings into the henhouse. This was clearly a trap.The hens huddled in the corner, terrified of the grass, which was obviously Deadly Poison Boiling Lava Grass.