Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Back into lay

After a complete break from egg laying during her moult, one of the Cream Legbars today came back into lay. I am expecting the second to do so shortly, as the two are like Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee following each others every move.

Once again I now have a lovely mix of coloured eggs. The Welsummer all lay very different egg colours, ranging from very, very dark brown and terracotta to very speckled and fairly light brown. The Cream Legbars' are of course blue, one light, the other with a greenish tint. The Dorkings lay lovely large pure white eggs and the Sussex pullets eggs are tinted. Yesterday we had an almost pinky plum egg from one of the pullets at the yard, I'm not sure whose yet.

With the Legbars coming back into lay and the pullets just beginning we have a plentiful supply and eggs are on the menu almost everyday in one form or another.

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