First eggs of the year

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First eggs of the year
« on: January 23, 2017, 16:41 »
Mine had a late moult, then their usual winter rest period, but I've just been out to offer them a handful of corn to keep them snug in bed tonight and there were not 1 but 2 eggs  :D  :D  :D

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Re: First eggs of the year
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 17:16 »
Lovely when it happens, isn't it?  One of mine has been back in lay for about a week or so, but the other clearly thinks it is beneath her at the moment!  The youngsters laid throughout so we have not had to buy eggs this season, yippee!

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Re: First eggs of the year
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 20:17 »
My 3 chickens haven't laid for a long while however my ducks haven't stopped  :D

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Re: First eggs of the year
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 12:15 »
I'm still waiting, but I had to wait until the end of Feb last year!

The don't expect the youngsters (August hatch) to start laying until March.

Then they will all go broody (but that's pekins for you).

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Re: First eggs of the year
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2017, 13:15 »
I have an egg.....at least it proves they can jump up for the nest box.

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Re: First eggs of the year
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2017, 09:19 »
First egg yesterday, don't know who laid it and it was small even by Peking standards, but  there was an egg , spring must be on the way :D

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Re: First eggs of the year
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2017, 18:14 »
I've had an egg most days since I posted, but there were 2 again today  :)  Beyonce was sitting in a nest box with a superior look on her face, but as she is 6 this year, I think she may be having me on  :unsure:

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Re: First eggs of the year
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2017, 19:10 »
I've had an egg most days since I posted, but there were 2 again today  :)  Beyonce was sitting in a nest box with a superior look on her face, but as she is 6 this year, I think she may be having me on  :unsure:

She wants you to think she is still useful, just in case you have other ideas!

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Re: First eggs of the year
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2017, 19:54 »
 :lol:

Rest home for layabout hens and even lazier boys at mine  ;)  Miss B can live her days out in comfort and good luck to her  :D

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Re: First eggs of the year
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2017, 11:43 »
Bluey likes to sit in the nest box and her last egg was 2 years ago. Think I might need to move the nesting site to the coffee table for Mavis....they are still in the polytunnel.
Just been out...she can get there  :D
« Last Edit: February 06, 2017, 12:12 by grinling »

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Re: First eggs of the year
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2017, 20:51 »
3 eggs today  :ohmy:  I withdraw my comments about layabout hens  :lol:

Miss B is still trying to claim the credit, but her eggs are usually a shade darker and a bit larger, so I think the honours go to Patsy, Eddie and Millie  :D



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