Sorry folks, Ryan is keeping you all informed more than I am.  Here are some more pictures! The first set are from May 10.

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So, all the days you see Pixie and/or Lacey sitting in a broody spot (Pixie in the little coop, Lacey in the old barrel) I have to go and take them out of those spots when I close up the coop, even much after dark when I’m half asleep… I’ve been carrying Lacey through the yard to the coop, and luckily Kyle has been really good about not harassing us.  Lacey also has been good about not flapping and squawking like a crazy thing, which helps both me and Kyle.  I keep telling them I’m not letting them sit on eggs before I leave for a trip, it’s not a great safe idea. When I check for eggs under Lacy, she’s got that piece of PVC under her, and will tuck it back in if I just set it down next to her…so I eventually put it up on top where she can’t get to it, because I think she thinks she will eventually hatch it.  After a while, I think she gets the idea, but it takes a few days.

Next is May 11.

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And May 12…

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Oregano has been in the little coop some times, but I haven’t seen her sitting on eggs or anything, I think she just hangs out there to get the roosters to leave her alone, or maybe to lay an egg?  Then again, she tends to lay in the corner right behind the hinges on the door in the coop. Here comes May 13.  I gave the chickens the last of the squash and pumpkins from our garden last year.  I know I could have eaten them any time since we harvested them last fall, and did eat many of them, but just never had enough hankering for pumpkin or squash to eat all of them… so the chickens got the last ones.

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