Cluck of the Week: Egg Hunt

Those who don't count chickens among the voices demanding attention in their daily lives may not know there's a distinct difference in the type of sound a chicken makes. For instance:

Bawk Bawk = I'm a chicken alive in the world.
Bawk BAWK tap = I'm a chicken who needs some oatmeal woman!
SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK! = Help! There's a hawk on my ass!

And the one I've been hearing every morning for days: BawkBawk BAWK ... which can only mean one thing. There's an egg being laid.

I tried to get the Mountain Man to believe me and even forced him out to find the eggs, but he came back both empty-handed and with eyes rolling all over his head. (You know, because the eggs weren't in the places they used to be in the height of production ... which in Man Logic meant there weren't any eggs.)

This morning when I heard the unmistakable sound right outside the kitchen window, I knew I had to rely on myself and find the egg. (Not even to eat it, just to prove that I was right).

A short hunt later and look what I uncovered:

And all of it from here:

Dude. It feels so good to retain my title of Always Right. I also enjoyed immensely being able to say my favorite phrase: Maybe if you'd looked with your eyes. Which I get to say at least daily to both MM and Javi. Is it a Y-chromosome thing?

You don't want to know this, but I washed up the eggs and will be scrambling them for breakfast tomorrow. Can't let all that good protein go to waste! (Yay for mid-winter egg hunts!)

And on a totally unrelated note: I'm talking about ADHD medications and dehydration over here and I've linked up some great learning-based Valentine's crafts over here. Check 'em out!


  • Anonymous

    so funny. at least you're not hunting in snow:)

  • blueviolet

    I never thought about them laying eggs every which way and where!

  • Cheri

    It is definitely a Y chromosome thing. Although there are days when I think my girls inherited it. "Mom, where is my Pennridge shirt?" Me - "on the laundry room floor" (which at this point only has about six items on it - shirt is plainly visible). "No it isn't, what did you do with it?" Me - "look again". "It's not here - oh wait, found it!" Kind of a daily thing in my house.

  • Allison @ Alli 'n Son

    I LOVE it when I'm right. I also think it's a y-chromosome thing. Sometimes they can't even see things that are right in front of their face.

  • parentingBYdummies

    I wish we could have a chicken. Dumb Dad won't even get a dog so I'm pretty sure it's NEVER gonna happen.

  • TKW

    I never thought I'd be so smitten by someone's chickens. I love yours!

  • Stacy Uncorked

    I had a feeling you'd be right... ;)

    WW: Reflection

  • Sofia's Ideas

    LOL! Fantastic post - I'm smiling from ear to ear! :) I love your personality shining through here!

  • Southern Queen of the Crazies

    Cute post!

  • ChefDruck

    Kelly, I'm so envious of your chicken living! Still I love that I get to live vicariously through your fresh protein with golden yolks stories.

    And yes, I wholeheartedly agree. There is no joy greater than telling your man to look with his eyes open. Cue dramatic sigh... :)

  • Sue

    yep - it's called DOMESTIC BLINDNESS, and sadly, ALL men are born with it! don't your chooks lay in nesting boxes? just curious lol

  • Allison

    Totally a y-chrom thing. Angus says it for me now, to himself: worst. looker. ever.

  • Kelly

    @Sue - I wish! Our girls prefer dark, closed in spaces for nesting -- and most coops are designed that way.

    Unfortunately, my Mountain Man didn't build out for the nesting boxes, so they live in the run. Therefore the chickens go elsewhere to lay.

    Our next coop will have a nice dark nesting spot!

  • HynesMom

    Friends of ours left out ping pong balls to give the chickens an idea of where to leave the eggs - and it worked!

  • Kelly

    @HynesMom - Interesting! I never thought they might need a little clue. We'll try it!

  • Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri

    Being Right always feels good. Did Mountain Man acknowledge your rightness?

  • Leslie

    Think I've told you this before - finding eggs in the secret nests was always my favorite.

  • The Drama Mama

    Of course you were right!

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