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Friday, September 24, 2010

I can see you!!!!

Thank you all for your kind words concerning Maggie's passing. Hugs to you all.


 

I had previously mentioned that one of the hens is eating the eggs. So, unless I actually sit out there and catch the culprit I have no idea who it is.

However, I remembered buying a video surveillance unit with sound when we first moved here. I am a worrier and wanted to keep an eye on the horses and donkeys in the evening while I was in the house.  

 After taking the stalls down I put the monitor in the barn since I couldn't use it anymore. 

Can you guess where it is now? Yup, inside the chicken house.  



I can now watch the girls while I am inside the house doing those awful mundane chores. And as soon as I hear the clucking and cackling I can see who laid the egg and either watch who steals it or just go out there and get it.

As soon as I catch the girl who is eating the eggs, well, she can't stay in the coop anymore and she will be a true free range gal.

Today I did buy some oyster shells as was suggested to maybe stop the thief.

Until next time..............

9 comments:

  1. Hope the oyster shell works. Of course, free ranging is an option. The rooster I kicked out (for killing another) last March is looking big and healthy and attacks me occasionally. I was almost hoping a raccoon would eat him. Good luck!

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  2. Ah, the old homestead meets 21st-century technology. Looking forward to your unveiling the mystery gobbler!

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  3. great idea! yep, oyster shells outta do it also... a "feeding station" with calcium (oyster shells) and phosphorus. i'm sure you know this already so don't mean to be giving unsolicited info! but, a chicken needs one to digest the other so a feeding station with both will do the trick! hope you find the culprit! have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. Hey, this is getting to be fun....for us. Can't wait to see who is eating the eggs. Do you have any one in mind?
    Jim

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  5. I'd love to get one of those units so that I can watch the boys. I can just see it providing hours of entertainment... :)

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  6. so sorry about maggie... just caught up with yor blog!!!!!!!
    so sorry
    xxx

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  7. BIG SISTER IS WATCHING YOU!!
    This looks like some kind of contraption from Star Wars!

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  8. What a great idea! Good luck! I hope you catch the bandit and dole out some poultry justice!

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