Sunday, 20 May 2012

Opening the nest boxes.

Oops! I forgot to post this ages ago.  Better late than never! :D

Betty & Mabel had been at point of lay and considering Mabel's urge to announce her egg songs, I thought I'd probably better open the nest boxes.

I had read that they should be blocked off until point of lay so that the hens didn't sleep and poo in them.  I would imagine pooey eggs are not particularly appetising.

I checked where my girls were.  They have the upmost curiosity when I am doing anything around the coop, and unsurprisingly are not particularly helpful.

I found them in the newly planted (and newly eaten, pesky rabbit!) border.

Yes, I CAN see you!

By the time I had opened the door to the nest boxes I found them here:

That particular manovere took about 10 seconds.

I escorted the ladies out and filled the nest boxes with fresh new straw

Chicken's eye view:

It all looked very snug.

The girls obviously agreed because a few weeks later they were laying lovely eggs, in the right place!



  1. Cute! I love collecting eggs, it's chicken fruit! :P

  2. Me too!! It's always exciting to find an egg :D

    Chicken fruit, lol :D x