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Dreich Pete

  • Joined Jan 2014
  • Aberdeenshire
First hens have arrived - and first eggs laid!
« on: April 06, 2014, 10:47:48 pm »
I had typed a report on the activities leading up to the arrival, but something went wrong with the iPad posting and it lost everything. I'll post that again when I'm at my desktop. In the meantime, here's a photo of our 3 new arrivals.

« Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 09:13:48 pm by Dreich Pete »
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fiestyredhead331

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • NW Highlands
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Re: First hens have arrived
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 11:03:34 pm »
You can tell,  everything's so shiny looking, wont stay that way for long but seriously, congratulations! Be warned, I found them rather addictive,  started with 6, 2 years later I'm up to 100  ???
keeper of goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats, goldfish and children, just don't ask me which is the most work!

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: First hens have arrived
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 11:28:52 pm »
Congratulations on joining the club  :thumbsup:

Be warned, if you thought the lead up to the arrival took you, prepare for your life to be taken now they are home  ;D

Have fun, and enjoy the eggs  :chook:

Dreich Pete

  • Joined Jan 2014
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: First hens have arrived - and first eggs laid!
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 09:18:11 pm »
I fully expected there to be a lull in the laying after the move - although they did only come 5 minutes along the road from their old home - so when my wife phoned to say the hens had all gone back into the house after having some breakfast I thought they had just been spooked by something. When I went out a little later they were still in there and making very gentle noises to each other so I thought perhaps they were about to lay.

I went in to check after lunch ad got a lovely surprise: 3 perfect eggs sitting next to each other. So unless they had 'one in the pipe' so to speak, I think they may have handled the move better than expected. I won't be surprised if they go off for a few days though, but what a lovely little surprise today.

We had them with homemade chips and some thick cut ham from the butcher. Yum yum.

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: First hens have arrived - and first eggs laid!
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014, 09:27:25 pm »
Its great finding and eating your own eggs  :thumbsup: I still love going out and finding them  :excited:

 

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