Teepee power

You may recall the craze for ‘pyramid power’ when sane human beings were asked to believe that any living thing put under a pyramid, such as a piece of fruit, would keep fresh longer, or those people who meditated under such a structure would achieve some earthly nirvana. Worryingly it appears that our chickens have fallen under a similar belief.

Yes for the last few weeks the girls have been spending large parts of their day under the teepee (which almost sort of looks like a pyramid), just outside their pen.

Under the influence of teepee power!
Under the influence of teepee power!

Of course their excuse is that it’s the perfect place for dust-bathing in the late afternoon sun.

Happiness is a chook covered in dirt!
Happiness is a chook covered in dirt!

Of course since adopting this habit one of our chooks has started laying again … and the eggs being laid are a bit bigger than last year’s. Mmmm,  perhaps there’s something to those teepees after all.