After running through the litany of her common complaints, it occurred to me that I hadn't seen the babies for a while. I looked under the straw bale holder, in the compost bin (a new special place to hang out) and behind the rain barrel. Finally I peeked in the coop and saw Chirpy in a nesting box with Redder hovering nearby. That was it! Stella did not like Chirpy hanging out in there, so I told Chirpy, "Girl! You are in such big trouble. Quit messing around and get out of there!" I tried to shoo her out but she settled back in and started organizing woodchips with her beak. I told her that I could not be responsible for the trouble that might ensue and left her alone to deal with the wrath of Stella.
|hanging out in the nesting box|
|Chirpy's first egg!!|
|eggs from Ray, Stella, Winnie, Chirpy & Redder|