Monday, 10 September 2007

Ouch! That's got to have hurt!

Egg production has settled into a more reliable routine. We are getting between 0 and 3 eggs in a day, but averaging 2-3. Still no 4 egg days, although I'm fairly sure all the hens are laying again. Honey and Dopey have both readopted the squatting position which seems to signal when they are in lay, and we are certainly getting more than one light brown egg most days, which shows at least one of the Goldlines must be laying (the other light brown egg coming from Ginger the Black Rock).

Last Thursday I was surprised to find not only 3 eggs, but one of the eggs was HUGE!!! On weighing it, it proved to be a whopping 75g. We haven't opened it yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was a double yolker. It is definitely a Speckeldy Selina egg, because it is the lovely deep brown colour of her eggs.

This picture shows some of their eggs - the two on the left are either Black Rock or Bovan Goldline eggs - I haven't yet worked out a way to distinguish them. Sometimes the light brown eggs have speckles on them, sometimes they are very uniform in colour. The two eggs on the right are both Speckeldy eggs - the far right egg is a normal sized egg, and the one in the middle is her huge offering! She did squawk a bit after laying that - I can't say I'm surprised really!

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