It's been awhile since I last spoke about my chickens.
Since then we have gone from 4 to 5; when Snowdrop (a Bovans Silver) decided that eating was not for her, and had to be replaced with Snowdrop mark 2 (a Coral Reef) and Rosie (a Sussex Ranger).
We are now in-undated with eggs on a daily basis, and as you can see from these photographs, my girls all have their own style. Not only do they look beautiful, but it's nice to be able to match the egg to the chicken, as I can keep tabs on their laying.
From top left anti clockwise: laid by - Snowdrop, Violet, Rosie, Primrose
(Bluebell's egg colour is somewhere in between Snowdrop's and Rosie's colour)
Even now winter is upon us, we are still getting 4-5 eggs a day. So after initially giving some away, I have started selling them to our neighbours.
It means that the chickens earn their keep, and it keeps the neighbours in yummy 'cheap' free range eggs!
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