Monday, 16 September 2013

The chicks have started laying

eggs Sept 13

Good news from the hens. The chicks we hatched in March have started laying. The two I gave to a friend in exchange for fence material started laying last week. Of the two we still have, one laid today. The chicks are cream legbars and should lay green eggs but Freckles today popped out a cream coloured one. I don't know if this is a one-off or that she is always going to lay cream coloured eggs. We will get an idea of the colour she will lay permanently over the next few days.

The egg is shown above, one the left. I put it next to a medium sized egg to give an indication of its size. They should get bigger over the next couple of weeks.

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