During our cold snap, our hens stopped laying and boy did we miss our daily eggs! Jeff went down to the chicken coop and put a light on them for a few hours each day and we are back in the eggs, baby! (It’s amazing what a little light can do!) Today I celebrated by making a crustless veggie quiche and having scrambled eggs for breakfast.
The chickens range around the yard even when it’s raining. Underneath the trees they hardly get wet, and if they want a break from the rain they like to hang out in the straw filled shed in the garden out back. The ladies all go to the nesting boxes in the chicken coop to lay their eggs, even if they were out in the yard foraging. At night time they all go into their coop and Jeff or I goes down and shuts the door to their yard. Lately we’ve had a hen (one of the ‘Three Sisters’ as I like to call them) who doesn’t want to go in at night. She’d rather stay the night in a huckleberry bush by the house, which we thought was pretty funny. Last night we heard a noise on the front porch (where the dogs live) and saw that she decided she wanted to stay the night with them. Wonder where she’ll want to stay the night next? The living room? 🙂
Below is Jeff holding our ladie’s multi colored eggs. Jeff & I found the perfect basket for collecting eggs, we love it! ahhh… the simple joys in life!