Best Layer of the Month Award–July

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No individual photos today of the three girls, but it’s still time for the Best Layer of the Month Award . . . drum rolling, and egg-counting . . .

The score for July, after a very long broody spate with Miss Moneypenny and Miss Marple . . .

Miss Moneypenny = 12 eggs . . . Miss Marple = 18 eggs . . . and it’s Miranda in first place again with 24 eggs.  That made a change from June’s meagre supply (when Miranda was the only one laying) and makes a total of 54 eggs for this month! 

Miss Marple and Miss Moneypenny actually stopped their brooding on 2nd July (after 32 days of sitting for Miss Moneypenny and 28 days of sitting for Miss Marple).  It then took them both a couple of weeks to get back to normal. Miss Marple was first to start laying the occasional egg again  and then by 19th July Miss Moneypenny joined in with an egg a day. 

Anyway, I’ll know, if we get a future bout of broodiness that it’s just a question of time and patience.  Neither hen seems the worse for wear – probably because I had been making sure they came out for food and water.

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