Our chickens have been leading us a merry dance for some weeks now. The number of eggs in the nesting boxes seemed far too few, but we had not been able to find any eggs out and about; until today.
I let them out this morning and saw one of the heading off particularly purposefully. A little later we spotted her jumping off a wall and when we went to investigate we found some fallen branches and no less than 74 eggs piled up underneath. We took then all home and tested them and I’m pleased to say they were all OK. Ice cream seems to be the product of choice for rapidly using up excess quantities of eggs, so I suspect the ice cream maker is going to be working flat out this afternoon!