Yes, title says it all !!! I’ve been keeping careful note of eggs being laid this week. After lots of observation, I now know, with certainty, who lays which eggs, so it’s been easy to keep track of things. Miranda lays the largest – usually around 53g – normal flesh colour but slightly speckled. Miss Marple lays flesh coloured eggs, no speckles, and hers are slightly rounder and smaller. Average weight for her is 50g. And Miss Moneypenny lays the darkest shells, and also the smallest – around 42g.
All girls have amazed us this week. We had a couple of “hat tricks” with the pleasure of collecting 3 eggs in one day several times. And Miranda has me even more amazed because she actually managed to lay two eggs in the same day! Seriously, I kid you not, one in the morning and another in the evening!
They are now able to enjoy life in their 24m2 park
Not a terribly large space for three hens, by some standards, but we’ll be able to move it around and make sure they have plenty of fresh ground to scratch at.
Anyway, back to the results of the “award”. I’ve done the totting up . . . on total of eggs since Monday morning . . . the drum is rolling . . . are you ready, sitting on the edge of your seats?
Okay – the winner of this week’s Best Layer Award is . . .
Miss Marple !!!! Yes, congratulations to Miss Marple for an incredible SIX eggs in only seven days! We are amazed, astounded, and very very proud to have Miss Marple in our flock.
We mustn’t forget the two other girls though, who both did remarkably well and came in joint runners up with FIVE eggs each. So please, a big round of applause also, for Miranda
and Miss Moneypenny
Thanks to the efforts of all three girls, my egg-bowl has been overflowing with a total of sixteen eggs.