Posted on September 6, 2013
Hen in a Hive – Miller Farm Friday
A blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara
The first thing I saw when walking out to get eggs last week was a chicken’s head coming up out of an empty bee hive box like a Jack-in-the-box.
I guess you could call it a “Hen-in-a-hive.”
Of course, I didn’t have my phone/camera with me, and I was unable to coax her back into the hive when I came back out with a camera.
The next day when I went out to get the eggs, I carried my phone. I asked for volunteers, but no one raised their wing.
I didn’t worry. I knew eventually the hen would be going back in the hive because every day there is at least one egg in there.
It is always a white egg, which means it came from a white chicken.
Lest you think you understand chickens and eggs, green eggs do not come from green chickens nor do blue eggs come from blue chickens. Color coordination only works with the white eggs and white leghorn hens.
Speaking of the white leghorn hen, you may remember this is the hen who took us on the great “Chicken Hunt.” That’s why I was unable to catch her to put her in the hive for a picture. She’s the escape artist!
Then yesterday I saw her head coming out of the hive again. This time I ran inside to get my phone.
But as Beekeeper Brian pointed out, at least she is laying her eggs in our yard.