Friday, November 14, 2008

Well, Well, Well...

What do we have here?



We've been wondering what the Adventure Chickens have been up to. We were getting three eggs, then two eggs, then one egg and now no eggs. Seemed odd that they'd already stopped laying for the year. Even I had to agree that chicken feed has gotten pretty expensive for NO RETURN ON INVESTMENT!



I found this amazing stash buried in the hay stack. They've obviously been tucking them in here for quite a while, so when they started, they must have been burrowing deep into a narrow path between several bales of hay. There were 20 eggs total. Sigh. Well, at least I know where to start looking for them.

Of course, now that they've been found out, they'll probably go find a new spot. However, the Kentucky Girls sent me some very realistic fake eggs several months ago and I stashed a few in there hoping to trick them into thinking their nest was still secure.

This is what's it's come down to - trying to outsmart a chicken.

6 comments:

Dana and Daisy said...

I was going to say you better buy more chicken feed. But apparently you've taken other steps.

Nancy K. said...

I LOVE it!

You may as well give up and just go with the flow....

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

If you haven't already thrown them away, here is how to tell if any of those found eggs are good. Put them single layer in a pan of water. If they sink, they're good; if one end rises, but it still stays on the bottom, it's still good (most of your grocery-store eggs do this); if they float, throw them out!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Wow! I will try that and report back. Thanks :-D

thecrazysheeplady said...

Okay - none of the eggs floated. Most of them rolled around some with one end slightly floating, but I'm going to say they are all okay. Yippee - thanks for the tip! :-D

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Glad to pass it along! (Now don't blame me if you get sick . . . hee!) Seriously, I would eat them if they passed the test, too. Wasting farm-fresh eggs is such a pity!

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