|Summer: Eggs Galore Autumn: On Strike!|
I’ve just found an egg in the airing cupboard. It slightly threw me to find it there and I thought for a fleeting moment that I had finally gone mad - a tad earlier than I had hoped.
Luckily I remembered, before I got too worried, that I had had a chicken in there yesterday, so it was not terribly surprising to find an egg there today. However, it was quite nice to find the egg whole.
I suppose I had better explain before someone calls the Funny Farm. I had put the chicken in a box in the airing cupboard because she looked ill and past experience has taught me that by acting swiftly and warming up the chicken can and does make a huge difference as to whether they survive or not.
Problem is I have no idea how the egg came to be on top of my sheets when the chicken was contained in a box.
I can’t for the life of me see how she got out of the box to lay the egg. It would mean that she opened the top of the box climbed out, laid the egg, then got back into the box and closed it up after herself.
Now that would take brains and much as I have huge respect for chickens, it’s not for nothing that we say that people have ‘chicken brains’ when they do something stupid.
I am at a loss.
I did think the children might have something to do with it but they have not had the opportunity and my husband is away so they are all ruled out.
I thought it could be the cleaner; but I was the one in and out of the airing cupboard yesterday whike we changed the beds and anyway why would she? It is not a normal thing to do, putting eggs in the airing cupboards.
And I couldn’t have done it as none of the chickens laid any eggs* yesterday for me to have carried one about to absent mindedly put it there.
So it has to have been the chicken…but how did it do it?
(*This non-egg laying situation is a slight bone of contention at present; I have warned them that should this situation continue it could lead to STUFFING if they are not very, very careful!)