there was a problem today in los angeles. princess jessica, a large white orp, was in the nesting box. blackaroni, a medium to large australorp, needed to get rid of an egg, and so started all the commotion. first blackaroni tried to cajole princess jessica into just leaving the box but it didn't work. so the black just went ahead and squeezed herself right in there. i figure about 12lbs of chicken in that there box. jessica couldn't stand it so she popped herself out and expressed her displeasure and also her urgency to get rid of that egg. mind you, the princess had been in the box for about 1/2 an hour already, with no egg. stick with this one, the drama starts 2/3 of the way through. as a side note, that was the fluffy lover standing by the fence joining in the yelling. see picture below, notice the cute eyes. eventually all was worked out in an equitable fashion, except for the foot on the back and the butt in the head. i remember i had a conversation with a friend of mine about his chickens. this was before i had my own. he shook his head and laughed when talking about the "nesting box". aside from the eggs, this is exactly the kind ridiculous antics that bring a little levity to my city life.