Saturday April 13, 2019 Jenner CA.
Planting a grow pen
I spent the rest of the day puttering around in the yard taking it easy.
Momma hen’s gaining eggs
I checked on the momma hen on the eggs. When she was off the nest I counted the eggs she was sitting on. Originally I had her on 9 eggs but now she has 12. I’m not sure where she got the three extra eggs from. Either another hen laid some more eggs in there, but that would of taken three hens to get three eggs or she stole them from the laying nests. I did see a hen looking something like her steel an egg from the nesting box on my video cam. I was amazed to see she could get the whole egg in her beak, but the one I saw got the egg, but when it landed on the ground the egg broke and I couldn’t really tell who had that egg. The other hens ate what part of the egg was on the ground. It may be that I have an egg eater but I’m not sure at this point what’s going on. It might have been momma steeling for eggs for the nest.
Let nature do it’s thing
12 eggs is a lot for this little momma chicken to get under her but I decided to let nature take it’s course and see what happens.
I also decided I will have to put leg tags on some of the chickens to tell who’s doing what as it’s hard to tell some of the chickens apart. I think I can do that with tie wraps and a black marker to make different looking tie wraps.
Around 4 PM I headed out for Jenner to do an evening yak in the river.
I arrived about 5 and lots of people were taking their boats out of the water at the boat ramp. I put in and was the only one left on the water just the way I like it.
Followed this otter
Ran out of sun
River’s mouth area
I was headed down to the river’s mouth where the river meets the ocean to watch the sunset.
I hung around the mouth area for awhile checking things out then started my paddle back towards the boat ramp.
Eagle in the tree
I continued on to the boat ramp and took my boat out of the water and drove on home.
That was my day for a nice one.