We got 10 more layers because I need more eggs. Since selling about 30 young layers, my clients are sad :shock: ;) :) I need the nest boxes to be higher than where the chickens like to lay. They like to lay in the enclosed boxes, but I want to encourage the picking up of eggs to be more human friendly. I imparted this desire to my Husband. He asked me what I would like to see done, and of course, next thing I know it, he has put his inventive mind to work and lo and behold, some beautiful new nest boxes. These boxes are attached to the wall. Good thing too, because now all the chicken nest boxes are consumed by brooding Muscovy ducks. One is hatching a clutch as we speak, she had two still-moist babies showing last night. The second is going to hatch in three days. How could I ask for more? A Husband that listens to my every need, and acts upon that....I am a lucky woman, I have said this time and time again, I am sure it is almost becoming annoying, smiling. Have the most wonderful, most awesome, most great day that you can possibly have, and the most great health. Cindi
The chickens had a hay day with the box (hee, hee, get that pun, smiling). Go figure, of the four parts to lay, they have chosen one.....yesterday I saw three all crunched up in one of them.
This duck below is Girl. She is looking at Sissy, who just went broody a day ago. That is two ducks hatching eggs now, and one that is sitting, in 35 days she will have a little clutch on her own. Last year girl did not go broody, she kept Sir Drake company while he patiently awaited the other girlfriends to hatch their clutch and then raise the babies for about 6 weeks and then back to accompanying him, hanging around the chickenyard, whislt they readied to sit on a second clutch of eggs. Oh those Muscovys, boy do they love to procreate, smiling. If you want extreme amusement and joy in your chickenyard, and if you love to watch the birds, and mingle, I recommend those Muscovy ducks, they are something that will make your heart pound with joy and happiness, quiet, gentle (well most are gentle, wanna hear a story about a nasty Muscovy drake, search in my profile for "Whoppo", there are tales to be told about that NASTY dude!!!).