The Battle of the Nesting Box

If you’ve ever raised chickens, then you know that six nesting boxes is actually four too many, for 30 birds.

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There are THREE hens in the next at the right.  The tail on the right does not belong to the bird on the left.

The box to the left of that has two hens in it.

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Along comes another hen…

“Let me in, let me in!”

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“Not by the hair on our chinny-chin chins!”

“Well, then, I guess I’ll just have to go find another place to lay this egg.”

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“Yo, you – scoot over.”

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Please, note – there are four completely empty boxes right next to the two popular ones.  There is no difference between them; they get the same straw, we raid them for eggs at the same times…

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“Well, if I can’t nest there, then I just won’t lay at ALL.”

Chickens.

They’re weird.

They fit in just fine here.

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About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.
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2 Responses to The Battle of the Nesting Box

  1. LCJ says:

    I guess they want the pre-warmed nest. Kinda like heated seats in your car 🙂

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