Still a full house in the nest boxes. While the two stripey girls look on, I found the yellow mama hen trying to squish her way into the first box. If you look closely, you'll see why there's not room for Faith and Mama Hen...
It's because Rooster was in there! What is a rooster doing in a nest box? He scratched around in the straw for a minute, pushed the girls right out of the way.
Then when he realized I was looking he popped right out, proud as he could be.
I had a little talk with him. I said "Rooster, we're low on box space at the moment. Would you mind leaving the first room open for the girls who actually produce something?"
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. -- Thoreau
There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. -- Colette
I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other. -- Rilke
As innocent as a new-laid egg. -- W. S. Gilbert
Raising children is like being pecked to death by chickens. --Anonymous, but my mother gave it to me!
Language...has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone. --Paul Johannes Tillich
Life begins when you plant a garden. -- Chinese proverb
The great omission in American life is solitude...that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit. --Marya Mannes
If you were born lucky, even your rooster will lay eggs. -- Russian proverb
When the superficial wearies me, it wearies me so much that I need an abyss in order to rest. --Antonio Porchia
Cocks may crow, but it's the hen that lays the eggs. -- Attr. Margaret Thatcher
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. -- Henry David Thoreau