20 March, 2009

Wanted: Birdwatcher

I need someone who has time on their hands and who wants to sit in a field, checking on a chicken for a few hours a day. Having destroyed the last bracken nest to make sure that the chicken was safe(r) from the foxes, my errant Maran is laying somewhere but I'm damned if I can work out where. I've hunted every section of the hedge in the field as well as the undergrowth in our shrubbery. Lottie came in handy here as she's under a metre tall and could get under the bushes. Not that she found anything. I reckon there's at least four eggs hiding somewhere but I just don't have time right now to follow the chicken all day, to find out where.

4 comments:

elizabethm said...

We found 27 eggs at the back of one of our stone pigsties while moving things to stack logs. They all passed the not floating in water test and were ok but that has made me much more suspicious!

Eliane said...

27! That is a lot of eggs. Fortunately for me, the other six chickens are behaving themselves.

Veronica said...

I remember reading Francine Raymond's little book on keeping hens and she commented that if you have 10 minutes a day to spare, then that's all you need to keep some hens.... well, I seem to spend a lot more than that and I can see that you do too!! I hope you manage to find her secret little stash soon! Warm wishes, Vxx

ALMOST MRS AVERAGE said...

Good luck with your egg hunt. We're lucky enough to have Francine Raymond living in a village nearby. She has the most amazing garden which is well worth a visit if you're ever near Bury St Edmunds. And her Buff Orpingtons are gorgeous. Anyway Eliane, I ramble...just wanted to let you know I've got a Hen Party award waiting for you over on my blog. Thank you for all of your posts about chickens. You have truly inspired me. Feel free to polish the award and share it with others too :-D