Hey Internet! Thanks for all your advice regarding broody little Fleur. She is back to her social self, and joins her friends for a delicious array of weeds from the garden.
Additional picture of Betty being photogenic. She never lets a missing leg get in the way of her vanity.
Fleur has been broody, monopolizing the nesting box and refusing to join the others. She won’t even come out for strawberries or spaghetti! The chickens love strawberries and spaghetti.
We are being diligent about egg collection in hopes that it will break her broody streak. I am the first one awake/the first one in the yard every morning, so I get this staredown when I take her freshly laid, perfect and darling blue egg.
Sorry, Fleur. I’m sorry! I brought you a wrinkly cherry tomato. It’s not a baby chick, but it’s not so bad, right?
On the right: organic, free-range, local, etc., etc, egg from the store
On the left: a rare winter egg from Fleur or Lola, happy backyard chickens
Thank you, chickens. Only a few more months until spring, okay?