Thursday, 20 June 2013
A Freckles Stash
No not a fabric stash. An egg stash.
The kids had noticed that the bright white eggs of Freckles were missing from the nesting box the past couple of weeks.
Now Freckles is an escape artist. She flies over the chook run fence which is 6.5' high.
I often find her out by herself in the yard.
This morning she jumped the fence with a determined look on her face.
Then she went missing.
I was calling for her. I heard a little 'cluck' near the side fence but could not find her.
Then she emerged as the other chickens came around the corner.
She started her egg laying song.
I looked into the grasses and found her stash.
13 Freckle eggs and 1 chocolate brown Bluey egg.
Knowing that if I made a rapid destash, Freckles would just find a new nest, I took out 12 and left 2. (While she wasn't looking of course).
Aren't chickens perplexing!
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