Mystery solved I pulled out eight eggs this morning from her nest.
and there were four geese eggs in Geraldine Goose's nest.
Poor old Brodie came up to the chicken coop this morning to get some food. An awful caw fluffel was heard as the other two chickens were shooing her away. Hence Brodie is not locked up in the chicken coop. But I did fly down to the paddock in gumboots and dressing gown (as you do) to climb into the bonfire and retrieve the eggs,
I went down yesterday with plans to get Brodie off her nest. But that plan was stopped short as the sheep were in the paddock, especially Tup the ram (who by the way has a new home. He is being swapped with a friend for their Rodger Ram). It would not be wise to go into the paddock to collect eggs with a ram in there too. Especially as one needs to turn their back on the ram and be on hands and knees with butt in the air... it would be just too tempting for a ram don't you think?
hmmmm this little man ram is a handful he just screams mischief don't yea think?
As for this sweetie wee girl we know she is staying here for another year especially with getting a new ram in to romance the girls.
Both Joyce from October Farm and Su Maletzki picked 8 eggs. I know how to get hold of Joyce, but Su can you email me please with your address and a little something will be on your way to both of you.
BUT... as I haven't actually solved the problem aka got Brodie back in the pen - I suppose this is gonna happen all over again -