The Chicken Chronicles
February 3, 2015
This is the third week in a row that egg laying has increased. I wasn’t really expecting this until later in the winter, when the days are longer than they are now, but I am sure not complaining. This week the ladies laid 33 eggs: 20 from the Rhode Island Reds and 13 from the Easter Eggers.
Speaking of the ladies, they sure are enjoying the Back to Eden garden! They love getting in there and scratching it up, looking for bugs or worms underneath the covering. I am sure they won’t be very pleased here in a few weeks when I put a stop to that. I can’t have them digging up my plants come spring though.
I have always heard they are not smart animals, but you sure can’t tell that with these birds most of the time. In particular, we have at least one Rhode Island Red that will go up to Charity when she has let them out to run in the yard, letting her know she is ready for Charity to put a shovel in the ground and turn some dirt over. This bird will then eat all the worms, then look back up at Charity, as if it is asking her to please do that again. 😀 Some of the others join in, but most of the time it is just one who starts it.
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