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Posted: Sunday 14 January, 2007

by Rosemary at 2:04pm in Anything goes 4 comments Add your own

Despite my moan about the weather earlier, and despite there being no improvement in said weather, I am feeling better. For two reasons, both poultry related.

Firstly, Hobbes has found his cock-a-doodle and is now crowing his head off. And secondly, we've had our first eggs of the year. Our girls stopped laying probably a few weeks before Christmas. Just ths other day, I said to Dan that I would know Spring was coming when we got our first eggs - and today we have!

Dan came in at lunchtime with two lovely brown eggs - laid sometime in the last week (we haven't been checking the nest box regularly, but I cleaned them out last Saturday).

Cheered me up no end!

Comments

Caroline in NH

Sunday 14 January, 2007 at 3:46pm

Congrats on the eggs! We only had an occasional day here and there with *no* eggs, but we had a very sharp downturn in the number of eggs; like yours, it was just before Christmas!

Rosemary

Sunday 14 January, 2007 at 5:03pm

We were getting the odd egg up until just before Christmas, then they stopped altogether. the only time we got eggs all winter was when we had a Black Rock hen; she didn't stop at all. Fox got her, unfortunately.

Wanda

Thursday 25 January, 2007 at 11:49pm

Fresh eggs sounds so good!! We hope to build a chicken coop this summer or next. We are building a green house for sure this summer. We live at 4500' and it can snow in July here, so a greenhouse it will be. More chicken pictures, please! Makes me feel right at home! Love the horses, also. raised Quarter Horses for years and miss them so much!

Wanda

Rosemary

Friday 26 January, 2007 at 9:31pm

Wanda, you'll enjoy the upcoming posts following the Bruce Logan Clinic. He's a wonderful horseman. Love QH - you're so lucky to have been involved with them.

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