Yes, I have thought this too... The wild birds are probably thinking, "you guys are such wimps!" Our wild birds are actually spoiled too, though. We spend a lot on seedcakes and black seed each month :)
Hello! This community has been the next most addicting thing to me since becoming a chicken owner last fall! (The chickens being the most addicting thing, of course!) Any chance you will start a flock of your own someday?
Thanks, Mary! I will comfort myself with the hopes of more soon! I was certainly surprised that she started laying in the dead of winter, but it was a great pre-Christmas surprise!
Thanks for the support! I will get it out of the coop and become a chicken hawk myself!
Thank you gtaus! I'm sure...
My hen laid her very first egg ever today! This was all very exciting as I am a new chicken owner and she is my first hen...but now I have questions!
1. What happens if I leave it? My rooster already "put it back to bed" in the pine shavings; he dug it a little hole.
2. How long can it stay...
Omg! I actually think she is getting ready to lay her very first egg which coincidentally will also be my first egg as a chicken owner! I disturbed her twice by opening the coop door before I realized what might be going on... Anxiously waiting :) :fl
A short poem from the perspective of my new little hen regarding the advances of my rooster:
Not Having It
Today he tried to get me to eat some cheese but I was really
not having it
Yesterday he circled me and dropped a wing but seriously I'm
not that into having it
He's got nice feet...
Oh no! Poor birdy. I wonder if the grease under his wing is what's bugging him most and not the actual burn? Just a thought...hope you can get some experienced answers soon!
On a side note, I'm glad you were able to get him back after he got outside!