Mr. Baker and I are some well-read parents when it comes to the little ladies. We recently came upon some sage advice about how to encourage hens to lay eggs. I have been known to say that the hens had better put out, or get out, but as the days go by I'm becoming surprisingly attached to the little pea-brains. So in an effort to help encourage that laying feeling, we placed a little encouragement in the nesting box yesterday.
Alas, this is NOT a real egg. It's a wooden egg (lemons included for size), which the hens immediately shunned as an impostor and rolled out of the nest. Rascals!