Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Another egg record

eggs Apr 13 2

Sunday saw another egg record for us. This time we had 15 hen (see photo above) and 4 duck eggs. And since the start of the month we have had eggs in double figures every day. I'm hoping that will last for the whole month, again making it a record for us.

Meanwhile, I can report that our chicks have learnt to fly. Their wings developed faster than any other part of their bodies after they hatched. That was a bit of a surprise for us, but all part of the learning curve. It does mean however that I sometimes find a chick sitting on top of the brood box, rather than in it. They are little eating machines at the moment, and they are growing rapidly. We have now switched off the brooder. They no longer need the heat from it.

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