Eggs galore!

Well, I’ve finally restarted blogging and feel a lot more enthusiasm for it.  Well, time will tell… I’ve also spent a lot of this afternoon learning to use the new menu navigation on WordPress and finally got it how I want it.

The hens arrived at the beginning of April and have definitely made their mark – on the slugs, on the borders in the garden, and now on the egg production!

Here they are when they first arrived:

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This is Peggy.  She is a ranger. 

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This is Prudence, a bovans nera, which is a cross between Rhode Island Red and Barred Plymouth Rock.  She has lovely markings.  She is also the most laid back and the peacemaker of the three. 

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And this is Lucy.  She is an amber star.  They are all hybrid hens.   

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They like perching on the garden bench.   Prudence was the first to start laying and now they’re giving us two or three eggs a day. 

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This is the Very First Egg! 

I don’t seem to have any very recent photos of the hens but I’ll be writing a review of the hen book soon so I’ll put a few on here then.  Don’t worry though, I am doing textile stuff as well!!  Just not so much as I do seem to spend a lot of time sitting in the garden these days…

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3 Responses to Eggs galore!

  1. Helen Cowans May 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    We have an Eglu for the rabbit :) Great aren’t they? How many chickens can you get into one?

  2. Valeri May 20, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    I am glad you are blogging again as I missed reading your posts. Hens are wonderful arn’t they. I really miss the ones I had on the farm.

  3. Liz May 20, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Yes, they are, Helen! In fact, I think it was yours that gave me the idea! We have foxes nearby so I didn’t want to take any chances. Plus they are easy to clean and anything that wasn’t, just wouldn’t have got cleaned :)

    I think they say up to 4 hybrid hens, 6 bantams or 2 heavy breeds. But with the standard run, 3 is about right. As it is, they get cabin fever if I leave them in there for too long! But maybe that’s the sight of the pigeons eating the wild bird food on the lawn, which they now regard as solely theirs!