Spangle laid today

Spangle hasn’t laid for a month but every now and again she would sit in a nest box for a while and then leave without laying.

Today Spangle had been sitting in the nest box for longer than usual and I felt sure she was going to lay this time. As I checked on her she was just leaving the nest box and there was a long, narrow, egg.

I am pleased that Spangle has laid again because it reassures me that there isn’t something wrong with her.

Today’s eggs

On the left is Flame’s huge egg, next is Jasmine’s round egg then Cinnamon’s egg in the middle, next is Smoke’s fair sized, round, egg and on the right is Spangle’s, long, egg.

Smoke and Spangle’s eggs

Spangle’s egg on the right is narrow and long which often occurs after a longer break in laying.

Marmite is also getting ready to lay again as she is very vocal and has been looking in the nest boxes. Ebony is still broody but at least egg production is back up again. well done Spangle!

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6 Responses to Spangle laid today

  1. david says:

    Enjoy eating them!

  2. Carol says:

    Oh yes, I do very much, enjoy eating them.

  3. Sophie says:

    There’s nothing like your own hen’s eggs and it feels such a tragedy when they’ve broken! or have thin shells:-( xx

    • Carol says:

      You are so right. We had eggs for breakfast this morning. We each had one of Flame’s big eggs and one little egg. The yolks are such a lovely gold colour. xx

  4. marion says:

    Good to know all is well.

    • Carol says:

      It is good. Marmite also laid today after a two week break after being broody and Salmon also laid after a two week break so egg production is up again with six eggs today.

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