Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Egg laying

We had expected the number of eggs from our hens to drop to one or two a day. However, some of the chicks that we hatched in the late spring are maturing and it seems have started laying. We were expecting them to go into production in March. In the above photo, the white eggs were laid by the white leghorns we bought in July. The green egg however is from one of the young cream legbars. She started laying last month.

We think this brown egg was laid by one of the wellsummers which hatched at the end of June. Inconveniently, it was laid under the shed. I had to use a long cane to extract it from its resting place.

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