The first egg of the year

This morning Smoke was in and out of the two nest boxes that are side by side. I knew she was getting ready to lay again. A few hours later I could hear Smoke shouting. There was her egg in her favourite nest box.

The first egg of the year

It has been twenty five days since Smoke last laid. She had a week broody and then a further two week break which isn’t bad at all.

This is an earlier start to the year than I was expecting. It will be interesting to see who lays next. It will also be great to have our own eggs again. Well done Smoke!

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6 Responses to The first egg of the year

  1. Sophie says:

    Well done Smoke!! I’ve forgotten what eggs are!!S

    • Carol Caldwell says:

      I was feeling a bit like that.

      There have been some changes on our e-mail and I am not being notified of blog comments at the moment. I only realised that when I checked on my post today and found three comments. A pain! I will let my I.T. guy know and see if he can fix it. xx

  2. marion says:

    Well done Smoke, Who get to eat the first egg?

    • Carol says:

      We will save them up until we have a few as one of the little eggs on it’s own would be hardly worth it. I expect she will lay again in a few days time and then gradually go back to almost every day as she is a good little layer.

  3. david says:

    Really good to hear! We’re now getting a few, but Butterscotch and Cotton have both joined Blackie and have been broody for over a week, so mainly brown eggs in the nests!

    • Carol says:

      That is the problem isn’t it! I felt pleased to see Smoke lay her first egg of the year and then realised that it is only a matter of time before she also becomes the first broody of the year. Oh well, make the most of the eggs while they are being laid.

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