By the way, chickens cackling from inside a plastic trash can sounds really strange, and was hilarious.
By the time I got the camera one of the bantam hens had climbed in there, too, but sadly only Scott and Bug remained when I got out there. Scott giving me the 'Hey, YOU aren't supposed to know about this, no fair!' look:
Although for the life of me how he expected that this was 'stealthy' in any way with all that noise is beyond me. And here's Bug:
Bug and Scott both grumped off since I'd spoiled the surprise, but were back to it pretty much immediately. As I type this Bug is finally quiet, actually laying her egg in there now.
Geraldine, who was sunbathing after a breakfast of rose petals, smiled and took everything in stride.