I have a problem with at least one of my chickens. She’s been eating eggs out of the laying boxes. It’s hard to determine which one is the culprit, but if left unchecked, the habit will be contagious. Egg eaters are aggravating. I’ve already consulted local experts, Vaughn and McNulty, who told me the problem is likely because of a calcium deficiency. “If you don’t have oyster shells,” Vaughn said, “you could give them some Tums which are loaded with calcium.” After taking a Tums myself, I broke up the rest of the roll and mixed it in the feed.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 15
EASTER EGG HUNT – 10 a.m. Lots of eggs, prizes, raffles, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Great fun for the kids at Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park Rd, Cooperstown. Info, hydehall.org or call (607) 547-5098
EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS – 1 p.m. Hop aboard the train with the Easter Bunny and friends. Cost, $20 adults, $19 seniors, $17 children, children 3 and under ride free. Free snacks and refreshments for all. Milford Depot, 136 E. Main St., Milford. Info, call (607)432-2429 or visit www.lrhs.com
BAKE SALE – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Support the ABC Dream team, members of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, in their trip to the National Finals to represent the NE in reigning and horsemanship competition in Oklahoma. Outside TJMaxx, Southside Mall, Oneonta. Info, www.gofundme.com/abc-trip-to-national-finals