Ooops, I almost forgot to tot up the egg count for December!
Total egg count was slightly down in December because Miss Moneypenny decided to have a massive moult. There were feathers everywhere, for several weeks, and she was walking around looking somewhat naked until the new feathers grew. With the cold spell we had, I was slightly worried she would catch cold, so have been giving extra treats and vitamins to help. Miss Moneypenny is fully-feathered again, but all her energy went into growing feathers, so she only laid 4 eggs this month. Miss Plumpton and Mauricette (above) did very well though. Miss Plumpton (the Sussex) laid 22 eggs and Mauricette (our French blue) laid a grand total of 30. Which means 56 eggs were collected in December.
And just because I like statistics . . . I went back over archives for 2018. Miss Mauricette may have been our best layer for the past few months, but Miss Plumpton wins the crown for Best Layer of 2018. Miss Moneypenny laid a total of 194 eggs in the past year: Mauricette 316 and . . . drumroll . . . Miss Plumpton laid 333.