A big round of applause for our Sussex hen: Miss Plumpton!
There are 31 days in May, and how many eggs did Miss Plumpton lay??? She laid thirty-one! Yep, didn’t take a single day out to rest!
Mauricette didn’t do too badly, with 21. However the older gals are slipping. Miranda laid 8 and Miss Moneypenny . . . well she’s just been keeping the other hens’ eggs warm, and only laid one egg this month!
So grand total of 61 eggs this month. Tomorrow we’ll be moving the gals to their “summer residence”: the second coop which is under the apple trees in the orchard. That will give them lots of fresh pecking ground as well as shade. I’m hoping the change of scenery will make Miss Moneypenny get over her broody phase which has been going on all month.