Wooster, Ohio, United States
Posted Feb 16, 2017
Have you ever had a chicken that refuses to stay in the area you create for them? We have plenty of field space for our chickens, but given the change, they will find any spot in our fence they can fit into and escape to the yard....to the porch...and into the cat house. They peck at the cat food, sit in the bird bath, and then sneak back in to their home each night. Then, the egg count was getting low. It didn't make any sense. Why would they stop laying eggs? Then, much to our surprise, we found the missing eggs.....IN THE CAT HOUSE! Yes, many of the chickens, and all different breeds, were sneaking into the cat house to lay their eggs instead of doing it in their lovely home! Let's just say the spot in the fence was quickly fixed and they've gone back to laying eggs in the appropriate places! Having chickens has been nothing but entertainment! I hardly remember life before chickens, and I really think everyone should have a chicken, at least once in their life. Leghorns are known for being nervous but ours seems to be content....if yours is nervous, maybe give it a cat house to lay eggs in!