Geo-caching is a high-tech version of hide and seek, complete with GPS and computer resources. Our decidedly low-tech version is finding where our free-range ducks hide their eggs every morning.
|Waddling home, always single file|
During the winter, Mrs and Daylate, our harlequin females, lay their eggs in the nesting boxes of the coop they share with our Rhode Island Red chickens. But as soon as the snow recedes around the roots of trees, they explore options for future nests – waddling under overturned root balls and digging their bills into rotted trees and surrounding earth to assess softness. When the top several inches of a desirable location has warmed up, we no longer find eggs in the coop and start our morning game.