It stands to reason that happy birds would be more likely to lay more eggs. I can’t really blame them, so I do my best to keep them happy. I make them oatmeal on cold mornings in the hopes that it might warm them up and improve their day. I keep their coop incredibly clean and add fresh bedding more often than I probably need to. I don’t mind. Every time I find myself adding straw to their nest boxes I simply picture beautiful brown eggs resting there. It seems like more than a fair trade to me.
I kept looking, but realized rather quickly that I would be making my own version of a birdie boredom buster. An hour later, I was standing in the fastener aisle at the local hardware store. I didn’t really know what I wanted or needed. In fact, I didn’t exactly know where to begin, but I hoped that inspiration would strike. I moved up and down the aisle perusing the different options. Twice, I was asked by employees of the store if they could help me find something. I didn’t quite know how to explain that my confusion was twofold. First, I was shopping in a hardware store for the components to build a toy for a flock of chickens. Second, I didn’t even know what I was gathering the parts to make.