Thursday, 3 June 2010

Hidey Hole!

Tippi, one of our hens went briefly missing. I looked everywhere. Or so I thought. She appeared climbing over all the plants to the side of the greenhouse. I thought I would inspect what she had been up to. Nine eggs is what I found! All of them hers! She had certainly made herself a nice comfy place to lay. Obviously a choice of four nice comfy nestboxes for nine days or so wasn't to her high standards!

They were all still good enough to eat, after checking with the water buoyancy test, but we still saved them for ourselves! Very nice too!

Here's the lady herself when she was a bit younger. She has her full comb and wattles now!

Chickens = A constant source of amusement!

Hugs, Sarah x


The Blackwood Cottage said...

Thats sweet, my family has chickens and I don't know that any of them have ever left the coop to lay eggs. Funny. She needed a change of scenery!

Sarah said...

I think she did! One of our others used to lay in one of the hedges, but we used to spot them before they reached nine eggs!

Thanks for visiting.

Hugs, Sarah x

Bumpkin Bears said...

It's always fun to have a change of scene :) Hugs, Catherine x

Sarah Medina, Jellybelly Bears said...

Hi Sarah, hehe, what fun and shes a pretty girl too :) I just joined your blog, can't believe I hadn't yet! 5 cats, 8 hens and 2 guinea pigs hehe, I love your collection of critters :) XX Sarah (another one ;)