The hens had a snow day during yesterdays storm and didn’t leave the coop.
But today I chased them out for a while to clean out the coop. I haven’t seen any evidence that they’re playing with their new toy. I think they’d rather be pecking around the dirt in the barn then ringing bells.
I did find a mess of broken, frozen eggs in the nesting box. I stopped looking a while ago, not expecting any eggs. But it seems it’s that time of year again. The days are getting longer and the hens are laying.
Signs of spring, even if the ground is covered in snow and ice.