I’m a bit late with my regular “best layer of the month” article, but here it is. Hens are in fine fettle, although they all appear to be moulting (especially Miss Moneypenny who has lost all but two of her tail feathers).
Total of eggs for September was down on an average month with 54 eggs. Miss Marple laid 24, Miranda 21 and Miss Moneypenny (who only stopped brooding recently) laid 9.
Other news . . . and not for the vegetarians amongst you . . . we have 3 new fowl.
Not for eggs, I’m afraid . . . my husband is already planning the menu for the family festive season so we have bought two 6-week old guinea fowl
and one 5-week old Naked Neck chicken.
Yep, he/she is supposed to look like that, he/she hasn’t been attacked by the others. These birds won’t be given names, for obvious reasons. I mustn’t get attached to them, although I can’t help thinking already how cute the Naked Neck is. Only 5 weeks old, he/she is still just a big chick and is sticking close to the young guniea fowl as they wander around the enclosure.