best layer of the month # July

Using a photo from my archives today, as 3 eggs in the nesting box has been a regular sight this month.  Hens have all been laying more or less the same amount, with a few days off due to the excessive heat.  For the month of July there were a total of 70 eggs (which is quite low).  Mauricette laid 21, Florence laid 24 and it’s Ruby the red hen who wins the “best layer award” this month with 25 eggs.

I need to buy some vitamins to add to their drinking water. Ruby, despite being the best layer this month, is looking very scrawny, with lots of baldness around her head & neck.  She had a big moult not long ago and feathers seem to be taking their time to grow back – hence the need for extra vitamins.