I just happened to look out the window this morning and there was my five and half month old chick moving with a sense of purpose towards the chicken coop.
It is mid morning and the sparrows had probably finished off the chicken’s food that I had put out so I was watching to see if she would find anything to eat.
But no. With the same sense of purpose, she strode past the feed dish and into the chicken house. The only thing I can think of is that she went in there to sit on a nest. Perhaps she is going to lay her first egg. How very exciting. I watched out the window for a few minutes to see if she came straight back out, but no. She stayed in there. What a shame I have to go out soon and I won’t be there when she comes out.
But then maybe she is just familiarising herself with the process and she is not anywhere near ready to lay.