I think the hens are developing a little competition. After the little brown hen told everybody she’d starred in her own show, the little speckled hen insisted on getting in on the act.

The little brown hen promptly one-upped her by laying an egg on the second shelf up, taking this trick to the next level.

I’m not keen on all this shoving and dumping on the shelves of my garden cabinet, though. If they want to do a trick I’ll appreciate, I’ve got one.

Put her there, girls! THEN I’LL BE IMPRESSED.


  1. bonita says:

    Yup, we’d all be impressed. Vid brings two things to mind: Surprised to hear ‘thunk’ as egg hits shelf. I thought the eggs were soft-shelled at laying and hardened immediately afterward. And, certainly shows how unpleasant and possibly dangerous it would be to be egg-bound.

    Need a chicken wire door to make the bookcase a cabinet?

  2. liz2 says:

    Enjoyed hearing the hen cackle after she laid her egg. I hadn’t heard that sound for many years. It brought back memories of growing up on a farm with chickens.

  3. Rose H says:

    The egg box – GENIUS!

  4. fowlers says:

    Well the female mind is far much more advanced, so I’ve been told:: if you get film of a hen laying in the egg crate::: your so going to be rich!!!!! lol love the post! can’t wait to see who drop what next

    I love reading your post every morning:: it so brightens my day!!!

  5. Flowerpower says:

    Chickens are funny creatures. It was hilarious to watch them try to make a nest and lay their egg on the shelves. Has anybody used the new chicken house yet to lay an egg? I had silver lace wyandottes, rhode island red, new hampshires and some bantams. Bantams always wanted to lay their eggs anywhere but the box.

  6. PJS48 says:

    Awesome! That is the cutest thing. I just love chickens and their antics. I hope that egg box thing works for you; if it does, you and the chickens are geniuses!

  7. NancyL says:

    Oh. My. Word!!! Once again I have to admit my ignorance – I recognized the chicken cackle, but I swear I thought only roosters made the Ta Da! crow!!!

  8. rhubarbrose says:

    Suzanne – you are hilarious!!! These video clips are terrific and your comments have me laughing. I hope the egg carton works too.

  9. marymac says:

    What hard working girls they are! Giving you fresh eggs every day, I love my Chickens!!

  10. nookworm says:

    Your photography is soooooooo impressive – getting shots of actual happenings! Love ’em!

  11. CarrieJ says:

    That was so funny! Everyone at work is wondering why I’m laughing…

  12. Murphala says:

    Dude! They can AIM those things? Such talent. Need vid of the egg flying into the carton.


  13. Remudamom says:

    Great stuff. One of mine slayed me the other day by laying an egg and then looking down between her feet to admire it. They are funny things.

  14. Miss Judy says:

    Love the applause…and the cackle! I’ve been wanting chickens for over 3 years now…guess I’ll just have to watch your movie stars.
    thanks for the Fluffy Butt cam!

  15. alba says:

    I LMAO…… You brag your heart out Little Brown Hen.

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