Update on Chicken and Llama saga
April 6, 2011 2:05pm CST
Many will remember the laying hen and the Llama who gave her a ride. Well the Llama is terrified of the chicken, but now he has learned to crush her eggs. To me this is going to far, so I cleaned out the feed bin and will see if that will make her go else where to lay her eggs, I hope so between the fear in the Llama and the upset of the dog, Sadie, who gets frantic whenever she sees the hen in the Llama fields, I think this situation has lost it's humor and is now becoming a major annoyance. So now we will see if I am smarter than one determined chicken. This could of course be very detrimental to my ego.
7 Apr 11
I remember the story with the brave chicken riding the scared llama and I also remember that Sadie was the one who anounced you about the situation. I have an idea about how you could make the hen go elswere to lay her eggs: you can place some perces on top of the feed bin so that only the head of the llama fits between them. Maybe the hen won't like to squeeze there to lay her eggs. But make sure you offer to the hen another option for her act of creation.
• Marion, Kansas
6 Apr 11
If I remember correctly, you had not planned on having the chickens anyway, but they needed rescued. I wonder if in addition ot emptying the feed bin, putting attractive nesting materials somewhere else, far away,( like in another galaxy) would help? I guess there is no accounting for the preferences of a chicken, so you will have to keep us posted on this one.