Over the past month or so, we’ve noticed a funny smell (that’s putting it nicely) coming from the crawl space adjacent to our basement stairs. My husband has torn it apart numerous times trying to figure out where it was coming from, but was never able to find the source. Yesterday we finally solved the mystery.
I was out doing some yard work when I noticed Hedwig, one of our Ameracaunas, squeeze herself under the front porch and not come out. A quick peek revealed her sitting happily on a secret nest.
Hubby chased her out and retrieved the eggs using a rake. Pee ewww!
There were almost 2 dozen rotten nasties under there. I guess the foul air was being sucked through the small spaces around the foundation and into the house.
Not sure how I’m going to break her of this egg-hiding habit, I’ve already chased her out of several other locations. The eggs aren’t all hers though, so I’ve obviously got a couple of rogue layers.
Ahhh, a smell only a dog could love…