Don’t worry, this post will only be for the first few weeks and will gradually morph into Best Layer of the Month Award. For the moment though, I only have a few weeks of hen-keeping behind me, so it’s still all new, all exciting, and I’m still keeping note of eggs laid.
Last week it was Miss Marple who won with 6 eggs while Miranda and Miss Moneypenny came in joint second with 5 eggs each. I’ve been keeping tabs, and giving all girls a good pep talk throughout the week and I think they’ve been listening ^^
We’ll do things in reverse order this week . . . in third place, with another very respectable score of FIVE eggs was Miss Moneypenny
In second place, with SIX eggs was . . .
and yes, you’ve guessed it . . . Miss Marple is our Layer of the Week, a second week running with SEVEN eggs!
Thanks to our girls, we have collected an incredible EIGHTEEN fresh eggs this week and have begun giving fresh eggs to our neighbours because 18 is rather a lot to eat when there are just the two of us.
I had thought the rain and damp weather would put them off laying, but apparently not. Girls are being let out in the morning around 8am and being put to bed at 9pm which means they’re getting 13 hours of day-light. They seem to appreciate their “layers” feed and are now able to scratch and peck at whatever they find in their park area. Since yesterday we have started introducing a few table scraps, but only in very small quantities. This morning they enjoyed some left over pasta and bolognaise ^^