The hens are enjoying some late coming summer weather. They're searching out new sand baths, warmed by the sun. There are fewer eggs, especially since our best layer, Billie Jo, is broody and not laying. She's in a nest almost full time, making herself large whenever someone walks in the coop. She growls (like a chicken growls) and grudgingly lets us collect the eggs she's been laying on for the last twenty four hours.