How Many Chickens? – Miller Farm Friday

By Guest Blogger Chicken Wrangler Sara

When I was in high school, it was a popular youth group activity to see how many people you could fit into a VW bug. I don’t remember how many we fit but according to one website, the record is 20.

I thought about this as I went to get eggs last week and found four chickens in one nest box:

crowded hen box

This made checking for eggs particularly challenging.  Apparently the crowded conditions also made it a challenge for the chickens.

They laid as many eggs on the floor of the coop as in the box.

Today I went to check eggs and found this:

crowded 2

It took me a few minutes but I finally counted five chickens in the middle nest box.  Can you find them all?

Perhaps I should put together a children’s counting book.  I wonder what number it would go to.   I’ll keep you posted…

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