Another Day, Another Egg

The chicken's new nest.

The chicken’s new nest.

My host family has a whole bunch of chickens, but up until the last week, I had never seen eggs from these chickens. They are free-range, and wander all over the yard and often outside the yard, so I have no clue where they lay their eggs.

On Friday, I heard one of the chickens obnoxiously clucking and hollering right outside my door. I dealt with it for a few minutes, but the dang animal wouldn’t quiet down. So I opened my door to shoo it away when I noticed it sitting in the flowerpot. Since it’s winter, nothing is growing and the chicken was sitting in it, clucking away. I considered taking a picture because it made me laugh, but I scared the critter when I opened my door and it hopped out and scrambled away. That’s when I noticed there was an egg in the flowerpot. How strange! I left it there and my host Mom eventually came and got it.

Saturday I was in town all day, so I didn’t see an unusual chicken activity. On Sunday, I heard the loud squawking and looked through my keyhole. Sure enough, the chicken was in the flowerpot and when I opened my door and took a picture, it hopped off and left an egg behind.

After school on Monday, I glanced over at the flowerpot-another day, another egg!

It’ll be interesting to see if there’s one today. Odds are there will be. Seems the chicken has found a new nest. I wonder what will happen in spring when that pot has flowers in it again!

The present the chicken left!

The present the chicken left!


About Jen Lamos

Christ follower. Writer. Permaculturist. RPCV. Photographer. Gardener. Keeper of Chickens. Daughter of God.

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