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Egg Watch 2011-Part Deux

In Chicken husbandry on September 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

Sept. 8th

I peeked in the preferred nest box to find not one BUT TWO chicken butt indentions, side by side in the pine straw.  I ran inside for the camera but when I came back out, Rosie was rearranging the nest to her specifications. 

Will this woman give me no peace!

It seemed like she wanted more straw to make the nest deeper, so I gave her a handful and she got to work on interior design. 

Now this I can work with!

I shut the door to give her privacy and she continued her important work.  The other nest box isn’t interesting to Rosie or the other “mystery chicken”.  The straw is untouched and there is nothing in the box to indicate a bird has been there.  (OK, there’s some chicken poop.) 

There is a nip in the air and the expectancy of a new season around the corner.  Chickens prefer this kind of weather to the sweltering heat and humidity we’ve had this summer in Central Alabama.  I’ll keep a vigilant watch over the egg-tivity and keep you posted!

OK, as soon as I saved this draft I went back into the yard to check on Rosie and she’s now in the OTHER nest box getting it ready for the big event.  I guess the girl wants options.  I gave her some more straw and she fixed her little bed and sat down.  I’m going to try to leave her alone so she can concentrate but IT’S SO HARD!!! 

I swear, if you don't shut that door.......

I haven’t been this excited since I heard MAD MEN is coming back for four more seasons!

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  1. Ohhh, Rosie girl, you feel like you might need TWO nest boxes! What a chick you are!

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