1. Chickens are very sneaky.
2. Two chickens overpowered me and ran out of the coop when I was checking for eggs.
So, we talked to the homeowners the other day. I mentioned only two chickens are laying eggs, and they gave me a funny explanation. Turns out chickens sometimes forget where to lay eggs, so they need reminded. They suggested we keep them in the coop for a couple of days, so they will lay in there. This is day two, and I've only collected one egg. I've also looked around the yard, kind of a treasure hunt for a stockpile of eggs, and no luck.
While I was checking for eggs yesterday, two light brown chickens overpowered me and ran out to the yard. Okay, they didn't really overpower me, they just run reaallllyyy fast. Emil and I devised a plan to corner them back into the coop. Guess what? All they did was run around the yard in different directions with Emil trying to run after them. If I only had my video camera....
Anyway, I'll keep you posted on the great egg hunt. Here is a picture of the mountains taken from our back deck: