Speckles lays her sixth egg of the year

Yesterday Speckles laid her sixth egg of the year. Apart from her first egg of the year in March Speckles has now laid another five in eleven days. That is practically an all time record for her! I thought she may only lay six eggs this year and she has done so already which has come as a surprise.

When Speckles does lay her eggs are enormous. I know egg photos are probably boring everyone but they are good for my records so I am going to put another one here.

Speckles sixth egg of the year

For size comparison Speckles egg is on the left, Flame’s egg is in the middle and Marmite’s egg is on the right. These were yesterday’s three eggs.

In other news Ebony, Smoke and Vanilla continue to be broody. After a two week break from her last broody spell Jasmine sat in the corner of the chicken shed for a couple of hours and I felt sure that she would lay an egg. However she eventually came out without laying. This means she is getting ready to start laying again as these little girls often have false alarms to begin with.

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4 Responses to Speckles lays her sixth egg of the year

  1. marion says:

    Quite a big diffrence in size.

  2. Carol says:

    It is. When Speckles isn’t laying I think that Flame’s eggs are big and then when Speckles lays I realise how much bigger hers are. For a bantam they are huge but I suppose you have to weigh that off against the fact that she doesn’t usually lay many but she is doing exceptionally well at the moment which is a real surprise.

  3. david says:

    Good to hear.

    • Carol says:

      She is looking good so I am happy with her. I often go up and all the little girls are clustered around her and it makes me think that she is firmly in the place of top girl and leader of the little girls.

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