Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Out My Window

I have been working furiously on the holiday gifts that need to be
completed this week, and have once again gotten behind in my blogging.

Just wanted to share this cute picture of our feathered girls outside
our back door, pecking for bugs and worms. A second one is beginning
to lay, we suspect it's the big red one because Rich saw her setting
in the nest box. Yesterday morning there were 2 eggs in the bottom of
the cage they sleep in, one was without a shell.

We need to help them learn to lay in their nest box...Most of the eggs
we are getting now are being laid in their cage during the night or
early morning. They like the nest box, and have laid in there, but
it's not very consistent...we are hoping that changes as they get
older, they are only 5 months now.


Summer said...

I want chickens so bad! Hopefully this spring I'll be able to get some.

Allison said...

Ours started laying in the nestbox eventually. When one got the hang of it, it seems they all followed within a week or so. We have 6 laying now every day (all in the nestbox :))! It is so exciting to see all the pretty eggs.