oological plenitude

September 22, 2008 § Leave a comment


Oology (ō-ŏl’ə-jē): (n) the study of eggs, especially bird’s eggs.

And we’ve got plenty to study. Last week we racked up the staggering total of 39 eggs in 7 days. While that may not impress people who have hybrid layers (aka “egg machines”), it’s worth remembering that only four of our girls (Lily, Frida, Poppy and Claire) are pullets; and that four of them (Bessie, Lily, Frida and Claire) belong to breeds that generally only lay “moderately well“.

From the egg folklore files … did you know that it was considered very unlucky to take eggs into or out of a house after sunset?

I wonder why? And does it include chook houses, or only human ones?


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