Friday, April 27, 2012

The Best Nest

Feeding the chickens last night I could hear a tiny peeping but I could not locate the peeper. It was worried a chick had somehow fallen behind the wall, altho we have it  blocked off.

Rog came out  to help me find it.  He lifted up some dusty chicken coop art set up high on the wall (we have very cultured chickens) and discovered
a rather messy but luxurious nest constructed from chicken and guinea feathers
containing three hungry, peeping baby sparrows.  I guess we technically have a chicken-guinea-duck-sparrow coop.

It probably isn't desirable to have sparrows in your coop, but we  carefully replaced the art and the  mother sparrow returned shortly. Maybe after they grow up we will find a way to evict them.


Jocelyn said...

Aw! They are cuties.

Just watch the mama, because that might be the first batch she puts in there, but it won't be the last. If you watch carefully for when the little ones leave, you can remove the nest. If you don't, she'll lay her eggs in there again. Removing the nest should convince her it's "not safe" to lay there, and she'll build her new nest somewhere else.

That's the theory anyway. I usually find it works, because bird mamas are very wary of change.

Snooks said...

A posh nest indeed. Sweet little babes. Momma new a good place when she saw it.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Snooglerat said...

Love the nest :)