Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Greek Hens

After the big muddy roundup yesterday in the rain, I came home to see all the hens on the side porch waiting for the rain to stop.

The ducks were enjoying all the muddy morsels that they found while grazing, but they kept running back to the hens hoping to entice them to come join the fun.

They would have no part of it.

I sat in my truck for awhile waiting for the rain to slow down so I could exit.

I watched the flock stand on the porch watching the rain.

Neither one of us wanting to leave our place of comfort.

(We are) Two species both "chicken" to go outside and get soaked.

I might add that Farm Dog Mavis stayed home this morning during the steer catching event and is probably all nice and warm on her dog bed taking a nap.

I finally had to make a decision and leave the comfort of my vehicle and head for the house.

The hens would not budge an inch from their place on the porch.

In my canvas bag, in my truck, I had found a container of Greek yogurt that I had forgotten about for a few days, so I put it down for the flock, anticipating that only the ducks would come get it in the rain.

Here is what happened:

The ducks got no yogurt, and I got TWO eggs this morning, which is a 50% improvement over yesterday!!!     

So my unofficial research shows that hens will chose Greek Yogurt over worms when its raining AND that Greek yogurt is more effective in raising egg production than solar candlestick lights are.

Who knew ?


  1. hahhaha you made me smile while reading this entry. It's funny that the hend wouldn't want to get wet until there was food involved. And that the duck were having a great time under the rain.
    I hope you find more egg each day!
    Regards from Barcelona.

  2. Haha this is so funny! My chickens hate the rain, too. But I'm sure they would come out for some yogurt. They go crazy over it!

    Your chickens are so cute. I have several that look just like yours :) I clicked over from the Clever Chicks Blog Hop today.


  3. hee hee,... actually chickens love all kinds of dairy. we feed them goats milk, whey from cheese, and i make a "chicken cheese" of leftover whey and fresh milk set out over night. they are gaagaa for it.

  4. Hi Janis, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from the Barn Hop. Just added myseld as a follower, although I'm having deja "mooooo" -- I think I've been here before.

    Chickens are so entertaining, aren't they? Especially when there's food involved. Even more especially when that food happens to be yogurt.

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  5. I think this is so cute! I just love watching my hens! It is so interesting to watch them just do their thing and be chickens.


  6. LOL! Divas!
    Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick