Monday, September 6, 2010

There’s good news and bad news

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The good news is that our hens are laying…

The bad news?

I found 26 eggs under the hen house this weekend.

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It’s my fault, really. I should have anticipated this could happen.

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After all, they love to hide beneath anything they can crawl under.

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So, back into confinement they go until they figure out that their nest boxes are for nesting…

And we’ll need to enclose the space beneath the hen house so they can’t get to their preferred laying environment.

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Goodness, that’s a small space they’ve been squeezing into!

I hope they figure things out pretty quickly. I miss our afternoon visits already.

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And in case you’re wondering, Emilie is doing great these days. That’s really good news around here!

Just look at those oh-so-kissable cheeks… they don’t get much rest around me.

2 comments:

MAYBELLINE said...

1. That child and baby are beautiful. But you know that.
2. Those chickens are crazy. I can't imagine laying an egg let alone under a structure.

Melissa @ Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Maybelline, yes, they are beautiful girls! (And, I'm not biased at all...) I would have to agree about the egg laying, too. I believe we (as women) have earned the right to be crazy every once in a while. Especially where our children are concerned. I guess the hens felt their eggs would be protected under there.