Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Chicken Adventures - A New Problem Arises
It just figures when I get one problem kinda sorted out another has to pop it's head up. We got two more blue eggs today so we know both Easter Egg hens must be blue egg layers and both must be over whatever it was that shut them down.
Cause ya know apparently some types of female critters can in fact shut down their reproductive system when under stress or something. Too bad so many voters thought that claim was outlandish during the last election :)
The new problem is we got a hen who is laying her egg from the roost at night or laying it on the floor of the coop/stall and some other chickens are destroying the egg. One of the two. All we know for certain is that for the last three mornings when we go to let them out there is a broken egg on the floor of the coop.
Otherwise the girls seem to be conforming to the system now as we got nine eggs today. We still have plenty of room for some more hens so we are actually thinking about expanding out a bit too.
My trip into Kansas today was uneventful. I wasn't far enough out from KC to make any real observations I am interested in and the Highway patrol was out so thick there was little speeding. I did see a speed trap near Columbia by the Boone county Sheriff department where they had some guy on an over pass with a hand held radar gun hiding behind the cement railing. There were about half a dozen cars behind the overpass going and catching the speeders he tagged. They had about three cars stopped when I went by.
Other than that I managed to make it in and back before the real traffic started.
Suppose to be a wet Thanksgiving here and turn colder after today. They are forecasting three or more inches of rain now. I may get a chance to get those post holes dug before real Winter sets in the way things are going now.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!!!