Tuesday, March 14, 2017
I Told You She Was Sneaky
Well. I found Violet. And also all of the eggs.
She's in the little tractor coop which is in the big coop and has been this whole time and I feel so stupid. I swear I thought I checked in there but obviously, I certainly did not.
And also obviously, some of the other chickens have been laying in there because those green eggs are Camillia's and the full-sized ones are not hers either.
Poor little thing. Hormones and instinct are causing her to do this but she doesn't have enough sense to know that she can't cover all those eggs. But at least she's setting where there's food and water and it's a safe place and also, on the ground so that if some do hatch, they will be in no danger of falling. I want to put some more hay in there for warmth but I'm a little bit worried that if I interfere with her at all she'll freak and run.
It takes about 21 days after she starts sitting on them for them to hatch. I wonder if any of them will?
All these years of chicken tending and I really don't know much about broody hens and their hatching abilities.
In non-related chicken news, the Lily and Jason family have a terrible stomach virus. Owen had it last weekend and now everyone else but Maggie has it. Lily reports it is truly hell and they want to die.
I'm pretty sure she's not kidding.
This is not turning out to be a great spring break.
You know what? All I have to say is the most absolute and sincere bless our hearts that I have in me.
All of our hearts from hens' hearts to humans' hearts.