The chickens have outdone themselves this year on finding odd nesting sites to hide eggs in. Sometimes we spot them right away, other times we don't. Mostly it's the banties that pull this stunt, being more savvy then their heavier laying hen sisters.
What's this? Why,
it's the 'green waste' trash can, stuffed full to overflowing this week!
A couple of branches that didn't quite fit are sticking out and
propping the lid open a bit, but surely THAT won't cause any issues,
will it now?
Will it? Wait--what's that...?
Of course, a hidden nest that is SO perfect, four of the little
buggers had to lay there. Those are rock-hard Carrotwood seed pods,
that's nuthin'. The day before Halloween we found THIS gem, tucked
away in a pot of aquarium gravel I'd just put out after transferring
N.'s monster goldfish to their new tank:
The gravel was still wet, for crying out loud!
But for sheer esoteric beauty, my personal favorite is this one from August:
we were making the new chicken run, we set our tools on top of the
rabbit hutch to keep them out of the kid's reach. The banties (once
again) decided that the wooden top of a rabbit hutch, out in the open,
in a bunch of zip ties was PERFECTION ITSELF.
I just liked the swirly pattern they created.