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Thursday, 2 June 2011

Are we there yet?

Maggie stopped laying eggs when she became broody, so the other girls have rallied round and lay their eggs in the nestbox where she has taken up permanent residence.   This theoretically gives her something to brood, if only I would desist from removing them!    Even Pom-Pom decided to help out today.   But could she just pop in, nestle down beside Maggie, lay her egg and push off?   Of course not!   First she kept wriggling around in front of Maggie, then tried to push her out altogether.  When that proved impossible, she inched and squirmed and pushed her way round behind the long-suffering hen.   Then Maggie turned round so that she could watch the new egg being laid and get it underneath her before I had time to grab it.  The result is shown in this video:

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I rather imagine Pom-Pom will go back to laying her eggs all over the place again - after all, she has helped Maggie out once and that's quite enough.

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