Monday, March 18, 2013

Eggs, or Not.

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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.

Silly chickens.

7 comments:

Lea said...

Chicken adventures! Always fun!
Have a wonderful week!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

lou p otter said...

Maybe grass is like Klingon gach. Only fresh grass, still alive, is good grass.

Norma Chang said...

A delightful hen family story, each member has its own personality, love it.

kitsapFG said...

We adore our hens... each is distinct in personality and production and all of them are a hoot to hang out with.

Michelle said...

What a hoot! You have the whole spectrum from wonder chicken to lazy you-know-what. I think they all earn their keep just for entertainment (not to mention the stuff that really makea the compost hot).

jisun said...

Ok, I got caught up in life and haven't read your blog in a long time, but so glad you're still blogging. Thanks for the smile. :)

Stefaneener said...

They do it to keep you guessing. Ours decided to moult this year, just for fun, apparently.

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