My girls continue to boycott their run, despite the fact that I have tried to make it more interesting.
I even added Indian Corn that was left from the window boxes. At least the ones the squirrels hadn’t eaten. But no. They refuse to go out there. I am starting to think it is just too different. They don’t like different.
So they are hanging out in the coop…and they are bored…and feeling a little sorry for themselves (princesses that they are). Poor girls! I read an article that said hens like mirrors. I thought that might prove interesting.
I had an old mirror in the cellar so I put it in the coop. They immediately all hid in the corner. Are all hens so cautious? In any case I waited.
” Hey, there is a gorgeous hen in there..come and see.”
“She’s right! Amber come and see this.”
“Where? Let me see. Oh! You are right! She is beautiful!”
“I can’t stop looking at her!”
“Hey! Wait a minute, there are THREE hens in there !”
So I left them with their new “friends.” They are at least less bored…for now.
Tomorrow I will try to entice them into the run….