Eggs Eggs Eggs

Hello keepers of the chicken, today has been bountyful, it seems Manuella the Minorca Black hen has layed twice,  I found four eggs today , when I should of only found three, she had been honking alot today, that’s her clucking sound, a bit like one of those old rubber bulb horns,  honk! honk !, and it appears Daisy is back into laying even though she hasn’t finished growing her feathers back. So the basket is once again full, now with two colours of eggs, white and brown.

On the way to drop off the other half at work this morning, we drove out of our road towards the main road, and around the corner in the next street, (50 metres away),on the doorstep, clucking outside the neighbours house to be fed, was Daisy. I stopped the car, opened the window, and said ‘ Oi ! what are you doing?! ‘, she turned around looking very sheepish, then I call her a tart, and started to walk down the steps away from their door. She had only just been fed at home half an hour before hand, the neighbour Gary came over yesterday, and told Eimear that Daisy had been clucking at their door at seven thirty in the morning, he then went on to say ‘ and she ate two whole slices of wholemeal bread’ , no wonder she’s knocking on the door at seven thirty.

New Nest Found

Hi there readers, today started with leaving the girls locked up til 10am, by then they are gagging to lay their eggs. It sort of resembles a greyhound race when I open the front door of the coop, they scramble for a few bits of feed, then it’s off to lay, Daphne is still laying in the old spot, whereas Gloria and Daisy seem to be going next door.

The two secret layers split up in what looked like some kind of diversionary tactic, they went in totally opposite directions, but then both ended up in Mani’s garden to the right of our place, Gloria’s nest was quite easy to find as she made her new nest just on the other side of the bamboo fence, and I was able to reach over and grab the eggs, however Daisy seems to be a bit more secretive, plus she tends to lay in the afternoon, so it’s a bit hard to watch them all day. I followed her into next door, but then found she was just stratching away in their compost heap,, no nest to be seen.

I can only think they must be annoyed by the fact that a new person is taking their eggs, because this has happened both times we have been away, maybe they put up with us taking their eggs, but when they see Terry taking them aswell, they just think , ‘ oh right that’s it, now another geezer is robbing our eggs aswell, i’m moving ‘.

So alls well, we found four eggs in Gloria’s new nest, left 1 behind ofcourse, so she won’t move again, still to find Daisy’s new spot, only a matter of time.