"A happy hen is a productive hen!"
Well, it's that time again to clean out the hen house. With the cold weather coming, we needed to clean out the old shavings, and pile in a good few inches of the new stuff. As you can see, a hen house can get very dirty.
Ahhh....I love my multipurpose snow shovel! lol
While I was shoveling out, Bethany decided it was a
good time to hop inside the nesting box with the eggs . . . .
count them . . . .
and then sit on them. I removed the eggs, put some fresh bedding underneath her,
and brought the eggs to the house. When I returned . . . .
someone was sound asleep.
I continued shoveling and took two trailer loads
to the compost pile at the edge of our woods
Underneath are the remains of our tomato plants
Ahhhh. . . .fresh, clean bedding.....and it's so.....thick and cozy!
Since we were cleaning out and sprucing up, I thought I
would try and beautify the house a little for the ladies.
We had some extra bedding that had gotten wet (that's why it's orange)
and some brick just sitting around so I decided to put them both to good use.
I was going to put flowers in the beds but decided against it
Ok, ladies. . . .it's time to start headin' in