Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Flying the coop ...

While pegging the bottom edge of the wire had thwarted Jo's escape attempts yesterday, it was Judge Judy who did not want to abide by the rules today. 

She is more of a flighty bird and went over the top of the coop - obviously keen to be a law breaker rather than a law enforcer!  Her escapes added some additional excitement to what had already an eventful morning. 

Although Vaughan's right hand was grossly swollen he managed to detain our escapee a few times, largely unaided.  Nick found a solution.  One of our small firewood camping tarps was made into an awning across the coop end of the chook run, so Judge Judy couldn't fly up onto the roof and escape from there. 

It wasn't long after the awning modification that we had our first egg of the morning, Judge Judy's!  We received two others throughout the day, though much later than yesterday.  Vaughan is charting productivity and this afternoon we weighed all six eggs also, just for fun!

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