Saturday, August 6
Bev is broody again! Last year she was the same and we did take her over to the neighbours and gave her the opportunity to hatch some eggs, but it wasn't to be. When we brought her back home the remaining hens seemed to pick on her a bit. She is fully integrated back into the brood now, so I wont be hiring out her services.
She has stopped laying eggs (easy to notice as hers are blue) but sits on any of the eggs the other hens lay. I don't want to disrupt the egg laying programme - we currently get 5 a day, so I am easing her off the eggs around teatime. Sometimes when hens become broody they become weak as they do not eat, but when I ease her off the eggs, she leaves the henhouse and makes her way to the food, so I am quite happy with this.
The eggs remain wonderful and feature in my breakfast most days.....who could resist this?