I've been watching the Laying Ladies lately--quite a bit, actually. With all past hens, over time I've been able to match the hens with their eggs. Just need to see who goes to the nest and put the resulting product with the producer. The other day Latifah cooed and cluckled and hiked the ramp into the nest area. She was on a mission to lay. Not long after she was back out in the hen pen with her flock. Eager to make the match, I headed out to the nest boxes to inspect. They were all empty. There was an egg on the ground by the raspberry canes a bit later. Must be Latifah's--in such a hurry to get back to playing "hunt and peck" that she just couldn't sit still any longer.
Maybe new layers are practicing building patience. How long can you wait on a nest for the egg to move through and out? Apparently, if you (hens, of course) are new at it, it takes a bit of learning. Not having every been a hen, I can't describe the process with any accurate detail. Let's just say that several of the girls are still getting the hang of it. Several of them have it nailed.
|One for me|
|One for my husband|