Sunday, January 22, 2012

This year's eggs

Five hens are laying now -- and what great colours we're getting! The dark brown ones are from the Black Copper Marans.

This fall, they laid very few eggs for various reasons. One hen still had chicks she was raising, two others molted their feathers and stopped completely, and then there were the two Marans who were still too young to produce anything. Plus with the days shorter, egg production usually slows way down by winter. But they all started up in January -- this past week we got about 25 eggs!


  1. That's a great looking egg basket. I'm a little bummed that all my girls are pretty much brown egg layers of the same color. I need some of those gorgeous dark brown eggs.

  2. Into Canadian spellings now, Susan? "colours"? ;) They're beautiful.