I’d said I wasn’t going to bore you with photos of eggs every day . . . so apologies, because I’m going back on my word today lol. However, there is a reason and it’s two-fold. First, I wanted to announce that yesterday all three hens laid ^^ Yep, and I really do know who laid what this time!
Miranda’s is the one more to the left (52g), Miss Marple laid the lighter coloured one (49g) and Miss Moneypenny laid the darker, smaller egg (42g). I was actually quietly cleaning out the coop when she laid it! I had been waiting patiently for them to leave the coop (but they haven’t) so had to clean around the girls, and make as little noise as possible.
Actually, tell a lie, Miranda DID come out of the hatch on Sunday. She was pushed out by the other two lol. They were all crowding around the door, Miranda was closest to the exit, and before she knew it, someone gave her a shove! She flew and roosted (more or less) on a narrow rafter under the roof of the enclosure . . . looking quite surprised, but pleased with herself, and then flew back in.
Anyway, yesterday, they didn’t seem very bothered while cleaning was going on, and it didn’t stop Miss Moneypenny from doing her thing. At one point, I thought I’d startled her, because she suddenly left the nesting box, clucking loudly and making the most incredible racket. This went on for a few minutes, as I talked the girls and tried to calm her down. Then I realised what all the fuss was about. She was simply announcing that she’d laid her egg ^^ And what a perfect little egg it was.
While not down talking to my hens, I managed to get some sewing done yesterday . . . and have assembled all my little pinwheel blocks. Voilà.
Some of the points are not quite perfect, but I’m happy nonetheless. I’ve squared my blocks to 5.5” and will be sewing my white sashing later today.
After sewing this, I did a stint of well-needed housework, and then headed back off to see the hens. I managed to coax Miss Marple down the ramp a couple of times, using the water fountain as bait lol. The other two just watched, through the hatch, but I think their little brains are gradually registering information. I have hopes that very soon, they’ll be running down that ramp in the morning, as soon as I open the hatch. For the moment, this is what they do
They hear me talking and clucking, and they all come running to stick their beaks out of the hatch. They know I’m the lady who brings food and water. It won’t be long before we’re the best of friends!