It’s a little creepy, to be honest. Anyway, I hope you are having a lovely Thanksgiving if you’re in the US, gentle readers! And if you are not, I hope you’re having a lovely Thursday. Either way, I invite you to enjoy this slightly creepy video of Matilda and Lorena and an eggshell. We save the shells off their eggs when we eat them and give them back to the chickens to replenish their calcium supplies. As an Egg Cost Update, on Tuesday we got our twelfth egg from the girls (it was one of Matilda’s) which means we are down to a cost of $66 per egg. We have saved $3.24 on eggs to date, going by the current cost of cage-free non-organic eggs. A tiny blow against factory farming, but there you go.
The players in this video are Matilda, an Australorp who is the Top Hen and who gets first pick of treats, and Lorena, a silver-laced Wyandotte who is forever hopeful that the Top Hen will share the treats.
Me: *smoochy noises*
Matilda and Lorena: WHAT FRESH CALUMNY IS THIS, STRANGE FEATHERLESS SCARY THING?
Me: *smoochy noises* *waves the eggshell temptingly*
Lorena: It is an eggshell! OMG! I am dubious of the strange featherless scary thing, but EGG!
Matilda: There is an egg?
Me: *tosses the eggshell to the ground*
Lorena: OH GOD THE FEATHERLESS BIPED IS THROWING THINGS RUN AWAY RUN WAY!
Matilda: AN EGG! OH RAPTURE AN EGG! *runs toward the featherless scary biped to get the eggshell* *begins pecking at it*
Lorena: What do you have there? Do you want to shaaaare the egg? *approaching from behind Matilda*
Matilda: It is my eggshell! I do not want to share the egg!
Lorena: SHARE THE EGG! SHARE THE EGG!
Matilda: I WILL NOT SHARE THE EGG! *runs off, Lorena in hot pursuit*
 THEY ARE NORMALLY QUITE GOOD ABOUT ME COMING IN THE PEN, BUT TO GET THE VIDEO I MADE THE ALARMING CHOICE OF SITTING ON ONE OF THEIR RECREATIONAL STUMPS. THEY DISAPPROVED.