When I went to close up the chicken coop this past Saturday I was thrilled to find 3 shiny new eggs on the floor. Our chickens are only 19 weeks old and I wasn’t expecting them to start laying for another month or two, so it was quite a surprise. We hadn’t put in a nest box yet, so Sunday after church I had the husband get busy and build them one. Since then 4 more eggs have been laid, all in the nest box. I’m excited that they took too the nest box right away.
As the husband was building the nest box I took a good long look around the chicken run to make sure none of “The Ladies” had decided to lay an egg out there. So there I was, minding my own business looking around their yard, and trying not to step on the crazy chickens that are following be everywhere begging for snacks…when one of our Rhode Island Reds flew up and decided to sit on my shoulder/back!! I called the husband over and he helped settle her on my shoulder and there she happily sat for a few minutes until I kicked her off because her claws were starting to dig into my shoulder.
Unfortunately, I’m not exactly sure which chicken it was since we have four RIR and they pretty much all look the same to me