We realise the lovely new gypsy caravan hen house has a slight design flaw – it’s too inviting for crows to hop in and steal freshly laid eggs.  We’re thinking of putting some netting over the windows, but to discourage the crows from swooping into the run in the first place, I’ve stretched strands of wool across the top and so far it seems to be working.  I’m also being more vigilant about collecting eggs as soon as possible after they’ve been laid.

I realise the crows probably have young to feed, but I’m surprised how annoyed I am that they should have the nerve to steal eggs from my hard working girls!  Let them find somewhere else for a free meal!!