Saturday, 18 August 2007

Speckeldy lays, as Honey and Dopey go on strike!

As I thought in the last post, Speckeldy Selina is definitely laying! Her eggs are a beautiful brown chestnut colour, as she is a Maran cross. But almost as soon as she started laying, Honey and Dopey have stopped! They are not ill, full of life, eating, drinking. But no eggs! It is a mystery!

I've switched them all on to layers mash feed as they seem to prefer it to the pellets. They also like grass when free ranging, and a variety of different insects that they can catch. Their favourite food is still either corn or cat food when they get it (it is an occasional treat, unless I really can't get them to go back in their run, in which case it is a sure fire solution!!!).

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