Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Back on form!

The chooks are back on egg-laying form! We are getting an egg most days now. Have really missed a nice poached egg for breakfast at the weekend. Am attempting to keep track of how many eggs they produce this year, for anyone who's interested, click on the Egg Count link at the top right of the page (or click here).

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The drought is over!!!

At last, after months of egg-drought, today we got an egg! Am pretty sure it was Leia (she really did have her chicken-legs crossed!). I bet she couldn't believe her bad luck when, after so long, she needed to lay an egg and I was cleaning the coop out! Poor thing (you see how easily all is forgiven!). Am hoping that the other two will now follow suit (they copy each other in every other way!). Might consider putting some light in the coop next winter.....


The chooks have been spending quite a lot of time indoors today. I cleaned out the coop mid-morning and they all looked quite disgruntled at having to leave while I did so. Leia hung around impatiently at the top of the ramp, watching me through the doorway and Molly hopped in through the swing-open side-door at one stage when I was half way through. As soon as I had finished, Leia came in and inspected. It might just be hopeful thinking on my part but she seemed to have an air of having her legs crossed about her!

Friday, January 11, 2008


New year, new-look blog, what do you think?

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


It's been about three months since any of our girls have laid an egg! Yesterday I had to BUY half a dozen eggs! My threats to 'put them all a very big pot' seem to be falling on deaf chicken ears. Today I got excited because there was no sign of Molly in the afternoon and I thought she might be in the coop laying an egg. I soon realised that she was actually under the coop, lounging in a dust-bath that must be half way to Australia by now!