Friday, June 28, 2013

The Advantages of Raising Poultry - Hunting Eggs

Empty Nest

One of the advantages of raising poultry is you don’t have to wait until Easter to hunt eggs. When your chickens are allowed to free range in the backyard, they don’t always return to the nest to lay their eggs. More often than not they will find an alternate place to lay their eggs and you will have to do a little hunting to find where they are laying their eggs.

Unfortunately, there isn’t an egg detector available to help you find them. Just keep checking the bushes and you’ll probably come across a stray egg or two.

Got eggs?

Staying above the water line!



Practical Parsimony said...

Mine free range and always return to their nest, thankfully. I would really not be happy with an egg hunt! Sometimes they even sit on top of each other to lay exactly where they want.

Anna said...

Teach the dog to hunt the eggs for you.. Works with bombs, truffles, and fugitives.. lol

riverwalker said...

To: Parsimony

It seems like we always have one or two hens that like a little extra privacy and you have to hun to find their nest.



riverwalker said...

To: Anna

Won't work. The dog will crack and eat the eggs.

Mrs. RW already found this out the hard way!



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