Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Different Kind of Sewing Project

I made curtains!  Well, not just any old curtains... privacy curtains for my nesting boxes in the chicken coop.  I was surprised that they worked the SAME DAY!

You see, my chickens were all trying to lay eggs in the same box.  This resulted in some eggs being cracked and some ending up in the aisle.  Some even ended up outside the coop.  Once I put up the privacy curtains, there were eggs in every box.  I also put a golf ball in every nesting box to give them the idea that it's okay to put an egg there. 

 
Ewww.  I need to clean the coop.  Normally I do it once a week.
 
This resulted in a broody hen too.  I know a chicken going broody is hormonal and that you can't make it happen, but the conditions made it just right.
 
I got the curtain information from Kathy at The Chicken Chick.  She always has tons of helpful info.  Actually, I'm linking up with her today too!  You can also find her page from the link on my sidebar.
 
I haven't named this broody yet.  I'm working on it.  Hoping the name goes along with my Disney themed names of most of the others.
 
I picked up the whole nesting box and moved it to the brood side of the coop.  There it's nice and dark and she can be in her little broody trance all day.  She has her own food and water and can concentrate on hatching chicks and her eggs.  She has 15 eggs under her on this side.  Three are green eggs! 

 
 



3 comments:

  1. Ha! Awesome! Name her Snow White! I hope you get some baby chicks!

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  2. She's a beauty. Thanks for linking up with The Clever Chicks blog hop! Happy hatching.

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick®

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  3. What a pretty girl you have there!

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