Cyn, in the beginning BC my son went perhaps once. I never encouraged it but me and DW didn't see eye to eye then. Now it's just to dangerous all the way around. Every year there are horror stories.
Now on a more pleasant note.
WHAT is with this hen. I went out to do another egg collection and come back to find the BM hen sitting on the mat in front of the door. She moved and when DW and DD came home there she was. I just checked and there just like yesterday was an egg. at. 5:30 or so.
What is going on? I've only picked her up a few times and while the door is near the door to where she spent the last 30 or so days hatching and rearing chicks, why there? What can I do to get her to lay in the coop? She lays the egg and then goes back to the coop. She stays with the flock all day as far as I know. Just comes in drops the egg and leaves.