Hello, well it’s 1st December already, so time to do a November round-up of hen happenings in this neck of the woods. All four gals are happy & healthy. And Ruby is looking (almost) splendid with her new feathers.
Ruby is the red hen on the left. Easy to differentiate from Doris, because Ruby has quite a few dark brown feathers at the end of her tail, and she’s also slightly smaller in size. There are still a few spikey bits on her head, but I think you’ll agree the scrawny look is behind us (until the next moult).
On the egg-laying front, gals are not firing on all cylinders. Some days there are 3 eggs to collect. The one top centre here was a double-yolker – I’m pretty sure that was laid by Rita. Most days there are only 2 eggs in the nesting box. It seems they’re taking it turns to lay but, with 4 hens, that still gave us a total of 67 eggs for November. Since I took the above photos we had our first snowfall – hens not too happy about that.