I went to the garden coop with a crate to gather the three broody bantam hens. I opened the nest box door to find them in a single nest box together. They were in such close quarters that I could barely see where one hen ended and the next hen began.
window to see that there were five hens out in the dappled sunshine of the garden coop’s run. I went outside and counted to make sure that I wasn’t dreaming. After a recount, I was able to confirm that all seven of our bantam hens were indeed out of the nest box.