Sunday, July 22, 2012

Enough already!

How many eggs are cooking away under this hen, anyway?  I'm sure it's over a dozen -- you're just seeing the front of the pile here.

With two hens setting for the past month, lots of my eggs to sell have gone to waste.  The other hens continue to lay their eggs in the boxes with the setters.  Each of the hens had a pile like this.  Something had to be done!

So I did it!!!

I moved the other hen, Maria, into the isolation pen, along with the ten whole eggs that were under her. An eleventh that had cracked was left behind.  The yellow hen ate it.

Maria is not pleased.  You see her up on the foundation rim, kind of above the waterer in this photo.  The eggs are in the crate. 

No one is keeping them warm.  That's a feather stuck to the one on the right.  If Maria doesn't get in there soon, these eggs will be lost causes.

Mama Maria has been preening since she moved.  I'm afraid she's planning to start dating again!!!


Rose H (UK) said...

Hens are SO FUNNY!
Rose H

The JR said...

hens...i don't understand them

investment in farmland said...

Is that hen sticking its butt in your face?!