Jordanne caught this sequence of photos and I am sure could have written a much more captivating chicken tale but she’s busy with a few new projects at the moment. In fact, she has almost completed a PAID job creating a website for a client.
Now to our chicken tale.
Our bantam chickens are the most personable chickens in our little flock; however, to put it mildly, a bit on the deranged side. Especially when it comes to laying eggs. They have this wild tendency to lay somewhere OTHER than the nesting boxes The goat’s hay box is one of their favorite places.
These past few weeks, Lucie has made an escape from the animal compound and had been spotted running from the garden a few times. Of course, this could only mean she’s gone rogue and found a hide away for her clutchful of eggs. But where?
Temperatures have been climbing and for the snow peas, unfortunately, days were numbered. This week, their tender leaves and tendrils were shriveling under the hot sun… and, lo and behold, Lucie’s nest was revealed!
Seems Lucie got it in her little noggin that the nesting boxes aren’t good enough for her brood.
Unfortunately, her secret hide out had to be taken down as we make way for tomatoes. She was rather upset this morning (poor baby!) when she discovered that her nest was no more. But I showed her another little hide-a-way in the goat pen and she seemed to be content with that.
Chickens are such characters! Gotta luv ’em.