Thursday, March 05, 2009


Its definitely spring here in Central Texas: everything's greening up and blooming, my coworkers are all getting the gardening itch, and my patients are itchy, too.

The long days usually bring an avalanche of eggs, as even our old hens feel the pull of nature. We got 4 eggs last Friday and Saturday, then none Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday. I feared we had a predator in our midst.

Something like this:

Or this

I was relieved on Wednesday to find an overturned flower pot full of eggs. Whew!


peevish said...

I'm so happy the cause wasn't a nasty thief. But however did the hens manage to lay eggs under a flowerpot?

Emily said...

Whew! Glad it wasn't a varmit!

I agree with did they do this?

Anonymous said...

hahaha Why they just lifted up the pot whilst one laid her eggs...then she took her turn..easy peasy..:)x

Aunty Norma.

Vetmommy said...

The pot was on its side, not upside down.

mainlyclearskies said...

Oh my! I wouldn't want to see either of those in my hen house. If I had a hen house.

paula said...

Ahhhhhh, I did wonder.