Not only were all three nest boxes occupied at once but occupied by seven girls. Our flock seems to be diminishing! This morning there were only two girls out in the run and that was Spangle and Shadow.
Two broody girls clogging up the nest boxes is meaning that they are all three in use and some sharing is having to become the norm.
I grabbed my camera and took some photos.
It is so odd seeing so few girls out in the run these days. Luckily the two bigger girls are happy to share a nest box with the two broody girls.
When I went back to check a little later Shadow was in the nest box by the gate with Salmon.
There is an awful lot of nest box sharing at the moment. I don’t think all three nest boxes have ever been so busy.
It is great to see the girls sharing instead of shouting about it. A few moments later the egg shout went out. I went back to check.
Smoke was now in the nest box by the gate which is a nest box she never uses. I lifted her out and there were Shadow and Salmon’s eggs side by side. How did Smoke know there were eggs to sit on!
It never ceases to amaze me how a broody girl will always find the eggs. It is quite amusing to see the nest boxes being so well used at the moment. They are funny girls.