Flame has laid an egg too

This morning Flame settled in a nest box after a bit of twirling around and I knew that she was getting ready to lay. I think that the broody spell set Ebony and Flame into an early moult and now the hot weather has halted their moult and kick started them laying again.

When I next checked on Flame, Smoke was settled in the nest box with her, and when I checked a bit later Flame had laid and Smoke was sitting on her egg. I think Smoke is about to go broody again.

Smoke and Flame in the nest box together

Flame has laid

Flame’s, large, white, egg is on the left. Next is Ebony’s, then Smoke’s and Jasmine’s egg is on the right. I was correct with identifying Ebony’s egg yesterday as you can see that Flame’s egg is larger and paler.

I have never had this happen before but I am happy that we will be getting some more eggs for a while.

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4 Responses to Flame has laid an egg too

  1. marion says:

    Nice to get so many eggs.

  2. Carol says:

    It is really good to be getting some bigger eggs again.

  3. david says:

    Amazing. Cotton has turned broody this evening, having laid about 10 eggs. Her age is showing, however, as the shells, although strong enough, are a bit chalky.

    • Carol says:

      Ebony has now laid three and Flame two. Vanilla laid agian after her last broody spell and Smoke is now broody. Sigh! My little girls are only laying between seven and ten eggs before going broody but it is Smoke, Vanilla and Marmite and sometimes Jasmine. Salmon and Spangle have never gone broody but there again Spangle hardly ever lays.

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