A few weeks ago my egg supply dried up and I was very worried
A - Was the dog getting in and eating them?
B - The girls couldn't be off the lay as three of them only started laying and I have seen them in the nesting box.
C - Are they eating the eggs themselves? (Which would be bad as we would have to bump off 5 chickens and I don't have any suitable burial spaces at the moment.)
D - What else could it be?
With a bit of stelth surveillance from Miss S and I, it turns out it was D - Crows. They are so clever, they set up a scout in a neighbors tree and as soon as a chicken comes out of the laying box he calls the others from near and far so they can all come down and eat the eggs! I was outraged, so wizzed straight down to the produce store to get the netting I was supposed to replace about three years ago.
|The girls got some Free Range Action while Miss M and I got to work.|
|The New Look Palazzo|
|They were a bit suss about coming back in.|
| I was out of the habit of going down daily and getting eggs as there hadn't |
been any for so long. When I went down a few days later I could believe how
many there were. In your face Crows!