See this boat?
See this hen?
This hen didn’t show up at curfew last night. She knows better than that.
I did my head count before tucking everyone in for the night and came up one short.
I should have thought to check that boat. We’ve had a hen hatch out a clutch in that boat before. Bernie calls it the Brooder Boat.
But today I check the boat. And found her setting on 16 eggs.
So tonight Bernie and I went out on a Brooder Boat rescue.
I grabbed the hen, and he grabbed 4 eggs.
And we relocated her to the safety of a nest box in the coop.
She was less than appreciative.
But she’s safe.