THE INCREDIBLE DUMBNESS OF CHICKENS

Hello Gardenistas!

Let me say right off the bat that I’m so glad we have chickens...

they’re cute & silly little feathered friends.

{from whom we enjoy culinary delights for breakfast!}

And just a.little.dumb.

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First item on the blog agenda...we FINALLY got a green egg…

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 after about 45 days!

Those Easter Eggers don’t like to put out in the winter.

Total divas if you ask me.

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 Yes…Roman & Riley watch my every move.

{Riley is on an extended Idaho vacation!}

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 OK…so back to the “dumbness” I mentioned...

for the last two nights six chickens have stayed out in their run past dark.

They’ve been perched high together on a pole.

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Mr. Denim would have to call me to come out after dark to take each girl one by one back into the coop.

It was a new behavior that we'd never encountered before.

So I did some Google snooping and read about having a light on in the coop to “direct” them back home.

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Doesn’t it look cute and cozy?

I would go there too!

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 Well…it worked!!!

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 The next night all ten girls were inside at dusk.

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The light is on from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Enjoy your cute coop girls!

Night night sleep tight!