Minorca Saves The Day

Hi there keepers, recently as some of may have read, we have had no eggs for the first time in nearly two years, last winter didn’t seem to effect


 the girls laying like this winter has. As my other half was doing alot of baking last week, she had go and buy some eggs from the supermarket, free range of course, I must admit I had a slight feeling of guilt mixed with disapointment.

Well this may have been just the prompting the hens needed, as no sooner had we bought the eggs, infact we hadn’t actually cracked any of them, when Manuella our Minorcan started laying again, as we were told by the chicken breeder we bought our hens from, Minorca’s are winter layers. So when all the other breeds are closed for winter, in steps the Minorca to bridge the gap.

So I urge to invest in at least one Minorca, so you have a nearly constant supply of eggs all year, not only that, they are also such a beautiful bird, distinct colouring, black feathers that emit all the spectrum of colours when the sun hits them,  they have these delightful white wattles that grow near the ears, and a floppy large red comb to top them off, Manuella Gonzales Conchita, her full name, is one of my favourites in our small flock.

2 Responses

  1. That’s a great piece of advice. I wasn’t familiar with Minorca being winter layers. I live in Minnesota, USA and we have winters that are world famous. I’m going to pass along the advice, along with creating more artificial light for the ladies.

  2. Youre welcome Simon, they are also such a beautiful bird. good luck.

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