As you can see from my last blog, one of my hens has started to lay her eggs. She has only laid 2 eggs so far and the first egg I found on the floor. I was concerned that they wouldn't use the nest boxes (or buckets really) I had set up for that purpose. After looking online, I saw that most people had to put golf balls, or fake ceramic eggs in the nest boxes to train them to use the provided boxes. I didn't really think this would work at all so I searched for some golf balls to try. I only found one golf ball but many of those plastic Easter eggs in the basement. I didn't know if these would work since they're all different colors. So I took enough of the plastic Easter eggs to put one in each nest bucket and placed a small rock inside each of them so they wouldn't fall out. The eggs were only in the buckets for 1 day. Look what happened!!
I've got a bunch of blog topics coming....more on my predator proofing, the 2013 Seed List, sometime in spring some solar power basics and much more! There will be more gardening topics as we get closer to spring....sadly there isn't much to do during winter with the garden once you've planned out what you will plant and ordered your seeds. Thanks for reading along!