Daily Chores-Never Ordinary
|The suspicious rooster and gabby duck!|
Even though it's routine, with animals there always seems to be something new.
Egg Laying Drama-The Need for Privacy
So we have had some egg laying issues recently. I think the rooster and the duck are being too intrusive and it has made for a decreased egg production. Every time one of the hens gets in the nest box the duck has to rush over and "talk" about it and then the rooster has to come and oversee the whole production because the duck is making such a big deal of it. Yesterday I accidentally left the feed room door open and all three hens went in there and layed their eggs on the hay bale stored there. And when I got to the barn today the Rhode Island Red hen was eagerly waiting for me to open the feed room door to get feed and she charged right in and went straight for the hay bale. I propped the door open a little for her today but I decided I had better re-arrange the nest box also. So I cleaned it out and put some hay in there(I'm out of clean straw) and moved it to an out of the way spot. The duck and the rooster are still making a big deal of it, but at least it's not in the main barn area, it's over in the chicken house. So maybe they will be less likely to notice... There's always something going on at the barn!
Rhubarb, Raspberries and Strawberries! Oh My!
So that has been my daily outside chores! What fun did you have doing chores today?
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