Laying summary – September
October 3, 2009 § 3 Comments
September has been a month of egg-xcellent production, with every chook laying during the month – although some rather more than others. For the first time we have a three-way tie for the Golden Cloaca award, with Poppy, Frida and Venus level-pegging on 24 eggs for the month. Venus would have won it outright but for a three day break mid-month. She also laid on 15 consecutive days, from the 26th of August to the 9th of September.
Neroli was next best with 20 eggs (same as the month before), then Lily with a steady 19. Claire and Ella were both laying throughout the month, but infrequently (12 each). Claire has the excuse of being less certain of her gender, but Ella is just a bit flaky. Bessie brings up the rear (11), having only re-started after moulting on the 11th. A total of 146 eggs for the month, which is probably as good as it gets – we’re bound to start getting some girls going broody sometime soon. (It’s worth noting – very quietly – that Poppy has now laid 77 eggs since moulting. She’s never laid more than 33 before going broody before now. Don’t tell!)