I give the girls spinach every day but I am missing the big bags of greens I used to get from my friend Jackie’s allotment. Now that Jackie has moved away I don’t have access to the abundance of allotment greens any longer.
I decided to give the girls spring cabbage as well as spinach so that they have greens to peck at that last longer.
I heard the sound of a little girl’s, egg laying, shout so went to check.
There among the greens was Dandelion’s egg. This is Dandelion’s fifth egg and she has yet to get an egg in the nest box. Her eggs now have good, solid, shells and they are the smallest, palest shelled, eggs of the little girls.
She just doesn’t seem to be aware of when her egg is about to arrive. I imagine she was having some greens when out it dropped.
At least she isn’t having a problem with laying now that her eggs have good shells. I guess in time she will get used to the feeling of when an egg is coming. I am sure that one day she will actually lay one in a nest box.