One morning last week we lost two chickens to what we believe was a big owl. (Apparently, Mr. [or Ms.] Owl thought the first chicken tasted so good, he/she came back for one more.)
For the past couple of months, our chickens have been on their annual no-egg-laying vacation, and if it weren't for the fact that I stockpiled enough eggs, we would have been on a sad, eggless diet during December and January.
Now I'm beginning to think the owl attack has scared the eggs right out of the hens, because for the last several days we've been getting a good number of eggs.
One hen (proud producer of that biggie on the lower right hand corner) seems to be trying to make up for lost time. And bless our little bantam hens (eggs in top row). Even while everyone else was on hiatus, we continued to get one, sometimes two, bantam eggs a day. We love our little banties!
Morning Dove Nesting
3 hours ago