Thursday, June 2, 2011

Egg Day in the Hen- Pen

The long awaited day arrived yesterday.  And I was able to document it..sort of.
 

I had decided to play with the spiffy little Cannon camera our girls gave me for mother's day. It was a crisply cool morning (for Tucson, that is, about 67degrees) and a little blessing was about to reveal itself in our backyard chicken-house and pen. 

   Over the weekend I built a  chicken run with things we had available to give my four hens more room to wander, play, beat the heat, and as it turns out...to lay eggs.  Clean, fresh brown eggs.
 

(This sign was crafted for me by my grandson, using only a magnifying glass and the sun.  The egg was made by Banana Chip, using her instinctive, chicken-momma skills.)


Here is the little egg- mother...in front.  Miss Piggy is behind her, followed by Dinah, with Coconut in the rear.  They are playing in the new run behind the bushes, where it is always shady, and where they enjoy a chicken-eye view of the rest of the yard --and me-- approaching with treats, or in this case, the camera.

I was so excited . The long-awaited day had finally arrived. The first trip to the pen, my camera ran our of space.. I'm still trying to post the actual video of finding the egg.  After loading my first hen-pen tour onto the laptop, I heard a commotion in the backyard.  For those of you who have never heard a hen laying an egg, it is very noisy, as you will soon discover.  The other three "virgin " hens were clueless, " What on earth is going on?"  Bobcat lay stretched out at the patio door watching his "pet" eat breakfast. (Video documentation of Bob's pet is on its way to the production room, Rachel). 

But you can see my journey and hear the blessed event in progress, and see the proud result.




Just turn on your speakers and click play below.=")
video

Check in for the big tour coming soon. 

The sequel to the above story is here:
Chick Flicks Are the New BH&G


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