Sunday, September 20, 2009

Chickens Locked Out

Saturday we went to Auburn, Alabama to tailgate with close friends and watch Auburn play West Virginia. We left at 5:30 am Saturday and didn't get home until 2:45 am Sunday morning. With that said we didn't check the chickens when we got home. This morning or should I say very late morning (11:00 am) when I got up I went to check on them and they were locked out in the run. Come to find out the power was off for a good amount of time Saturday night and the timers for the coop door to open and close automatically was way off. So when I manually opened the door this was the scene in the nest bucket area within about 10 minutes of them being let back in. I heard 3 eggs hit the nest buckets and saw one.
Yes that is 2, I said 2 chickens in 1 five gallon bucket.

My sweet little Sasa, I love that little chicken.

Bonnie or Blondie (golden hen), we can't tell the two apart and a Rhode Island Red in another box. The RIR was done just trying to get out.


Some call it grouse I call it neat, a true fresh egg. It is still shiny because of the protective coating on it is wet.

3 comments:

Tara said...

So, the buckets are screwed to the wall? That is too clever! And you have a door that opens automatically!?! That is so cool! Lucky Ducks--I mean chickens.

Catalina said...

Ha ha! Poor chickies!
You're lucky they could hold their eggs in!

Jennifer said...

Love it and I love their nest boxes!