Laying summary – April 2013

May 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

And now we enter into the lean months, egg-wise. In an ideal world, we would have hatched pullets out a month or two earlier than we did, and they would now be coming into lay. Saffy, Charlotte and Miri are starting to acquire more adult shapes, but are probably still a fair way away from their first eggs. (One good thing about Dorkings is that they do lay in winter. Fingers crossed …)

But enough of those who are not yet laying. What of those that are? Chart time!

Eggs Apr 2013

As you can see, we are down to two. And these two are two who have already moulted, so we’ve caught a lucky break here. (Almost worth the hassle of them being broody in summer!) But there can be only one winner, and this month the winner is … Adelaide! With 18 eggs, as opposed to Imogen’s marginally more modest 14. Of course, we haven’t been able to eat any of them, as we wormed the girls on the 6th and 20th. Never mind, the extra protein the girls are getting as a result should hopefully bring people back in to lay a bit sooner (well, we can always hope …).

Adelaide, Autumn 2013 Imogen, Autumn 2013

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