Sounds like a recipe, huh? First you shape the eggs into a little box and then you stuff them. Not really!
Wasn’t there once a “game” where folks tried to see how many people could cram themselves into a phone booth? Don’t even ask me “What’s a phone booth!”
There are four nesting boxes and 13 hens. In the unlikely event they ALL decided to lay eggs at the same time, there might be a need to have four chickens in one box. Shortly after daylight they begin laying and I usually get the last egg around 1 p.m. so there’s a slim chance there really needs to be more than one chicken in a box at any time.
So, why are there three hens already in the box and a fourth trying to find a spot for herself?
I do believe Tractor Supply got a shipment of goofy chickens on the day we got ours. We love them though and they are so entertaining.
Yesterday Miss Hattie was out and she kept following Vince and me around. We were walking around in circles and here and there and she would follow us where ever we went. Once when I was walking, she walked right between my feet and almost tripped me. It just cracks me up to see Vince walking along with a little red hen right on his heels.
Ruby was my favorite chicken in Missouri and I think it’s pretty obvious that Miss Hattie is my favorite here.
vickie van dyken says
apparently…they are all close friends!! LOL …My dogs trip me up all the time….You get better with practice 🙂 I think they just want to be near you, so I would say you are Miss Hattie’s favorite also.
yeah, our ladies like to ‘hot bunk’ the nesting boxes also. In our situation, there is absolutely NO reason for them to do so .. we have one community box that will comfortably hold 6 hens, 8 in pinch I suppose … we have 4 individual nesting boxes (which is where I see them hot bunking) … and 2 corners of the chicken coop where I’ve found eggs when they have obviously decided the nesting boxes are Unacceptable!
Our hens are an endless source of amusement. 🙂
Ranch Wife says
LOL – you know what they say – location.location. location. 🙂 Ours must spend all day packing treasures up to their boxes. every day I find rocks and twigs and watermelon rinds in the nesting boxes. Crazy chickens.
Hubby says his local
farmer friend put out 5 gallon buckets mostly filled with hay or old grain and his chickens moved right into those and left his well-made nesting boxes behind!
Norma in Oregon says
a friend makes a condo out of lettuce boxes that come from cash and carry or united grocers….she stacks them two high and puts straw in them…the chickens seem to like nesting in them.
Penny Holliday says
This is just too funny especially that there is a 4th hen trying to “crash the party!” Crazy girls!! Miss Hattie has such personality! Would love to see pic or video of her following Vince!
But, but…if Miss Hattie is out running around, where is Roscoe? No mention of him today. Is he okay?
I make good use of your book, see you on Stashbusters, and read your blog–mostly for the entertaining chicken reports. So funny!
Yes, he’s fine. If Miss Hattie is out, Roscoe isn’t too far from her but he isn’t as friendly as she is so he stays a couple of feet from me . . out of reaching distance. He’s such a tiny little chicken and so cute.
Happy, happy girls! My little Miss Puff (Sultan) stands right in front of my grandson when he goes in the run and waits to be picked up – it’s too cute.
I don’t have any chickens but I have a small snauzer that likes to walk between my legs. When I stop so does she. What would we do without our 2 and 4 legged babies? 😉