The interrogations have begun to see who has given us the Second Egg.
Yesterday the Lineup was created to organize all the suspects. Today the interrogations took place.
First up, Leggy the rooster was questioned.
He's the big man of the coop, he knows everything that goes on with his flock. He's the brains of the operation. Nothing happens that he didn't allow. Leg kept his mouth closed during his interrogation, instead he opted to snuggle in my arms and take a nap inside my fuzzy coat liner. He's still my little baby, no matter how big he gets.
Then I moved on to Puff.
Puffy ran, peeping like a little chick. He hid behind his momma, Freckles, and she wouldn't let us question him. She said he was just a boy, despite the fact that he's the same age as Leg. I don't question what Freckles says, she's my Momma Hen. So, Puff didn't get questioned.
No luck so far.
Then I opted to talk to a very friendly man, the Little Yellow Rooster.
We met up behind the waterer for a private conversation. This Little Yellow roo is very friendly, he loves to sit on my lap, I knew he'd talk, especially if I gave him some cracked corn. After all was said and done he provided some very good intel about the flock members.
Then Muffin was brought in for questioning.
Muff is Leg's right hand man, but Muff has a loose beak. He never stops talking, singing, chatting, whatever. He always provides good intel. Muff told me not to let Leg know he talked, he's lose his status if Leg found out. The Big Yellow Rooster has been talking to Leg about becoming his right-hand flock man, and Muff doesn't want to lose his status.
The rest of the birds were questioned, everyone had their turn sitting in my lap getting extra attention, neck rubs, and pets.
Zoner was brought back in for re-questioning...
It was brought up during the interrogations that Zoner was seen nesting, making beds, carrying straw on her back to the nest area to make a bigger bed. Everyone likes Zoner, she's a popular gal. When she gets startled, she goes off into her own world, zones out. Sometimes she's seen staring at the wall, zoning out, in her own world. But she's friendly, and especially loves her super-soft neck to be rubbed. I used to think Zoner was a boy because she developed her comb earlier than most of the hens. But since then I've changed my mind (when she became popular with the roosters).
And during my time in the coop yesterday, I watched as Zoner made a bed and laid another egg. I thought Zoner was part Americana/Araucana because of her puffy face and lack of tail. That would mean that she'd have colored eggs, not light brown. But who knows... All I know is that she's laying little light brown eggs.
I made sure Zoner got some extra broccoli and cracked corn yesterday. She's my little early laying girl.
The mystery is solved.