Sometimes I like to sneak up on the coop so that the girls do not know I am even there. I hug the North side of the coop as I approach and then I slowly lift up the nesting box lid and watch them through the tiny coop door.
I watch as they scratch in the dirt, discovering wonderful morsel in the soil. However, it is not too long before someone discovers my existence and notifies the rest of the flock. My gig is up and like puppy dogs, they come in one by one to say hello. The big girls, Tilly, Oyster Cracker and Sunshine are always first.
Today, their hellos were brief, just checking in to see what I was up to, staying for a quick pet and then journeying back out into the run. I suppose they all agreed that the weather is beautiful. I agree too. It is wonderfully balmy out. I can’t blame them for wanting to be outside. Come to think of it, I think I will enjoy the weather too, as I check off outside holiday decorations from the to-do-list.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest