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.


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!