We had to change the nesting boxes as one of the girls took it upon herself to have an extra protein snack whilst we were away.
We can only assume it was out of boredom, as they didn’t get the opportunity to free range as much as they would if we were at home.
After researching and trying various things to stop the snacker, we came to the conclusion that we needed to get the eggs away from her. Presto! An angled tray in the egg box! Why didn’t we think of it sooner?!
Mr Tech got out the tools and started measuring, sawing and drilling away – it is a carpenter’s masterpiece. Low and behold, the girls went on strike and didn’t lay for 3 days. Obviously they weren’t as impressed as Mr Tech was with his own handiwork. It appears we have a sensitive bunch, adverse to change.
We put some hay back in the boxes and finally a couple of bumnuts organically tested out the roll-away in one piece – no cracks. Success!
Now, we just have to stop “Miss Greedy” from pecking our poor broody chook that’s been nesting on a bunch of bumnuts for the last few days.
Oh the joys of being a chicken family…! 😅😂
Till next time,
Love, Mrs Life Xx