Although this young Border hen looks innocent, she is a real scrapper!
I offered her a nest and she builds in the seed cup.
I take the seed cup away and she builds on the floor. I put her floor nest in my nest and place it barely off the floor in the very same spot and she ignores it and chooses another floor spot! This fight went on for 4 days!
This morning she laid in the nest I had placed just south of the floor nest she originally built in.
Happily she sits on her first egg.
Papa is very proud!
A widespread snow has blanketed Kansas and the whole state has been declared a disaster area. Lucca loves it, running and jumping even though the snow is way over his elbows.
Still snowing with 10 inches so far!! Looks like we won't be firing up the wood oven today for pizza.
Eight hours later and we are at 14.2 inches. The record is 15 inches and was established in 1962. Wow, it is still snowing but lightly now... Much of Kansas is rural and in those areas major interstate highways are closed (I-70). In open areas drifting is so bad.
Big Bird is going to put out more sunflower pieces for the wild birds and read a book by the fire!