August 7th, 2013

chickens

Why There Have Not Been So Many Eggs

There have been somewhat fewer eggs than usual this summer. Partly this is an expected decline as the hens age, but it's seemed like a bit of a steep drop-off lately. Today, while I was rummaging around behind the orange trees picking up dessicated oranges, I found another reason: Dragon's secret nest. She had 10 eggs back there, which is something like two weeks' production. No wonder we were short in the nest box!