Yesterday Marmite was very vocal and I felt sure she was getting ready to lay her first egg of the year. By the afternoon she looked as if she wanted to lay but seemed to have forgotten where she was supposed to go. Marmite is our dimmest girl, nice but dim, is how I think of her!
Marmite kept going on top of the nest boxes. I put her in the nest box a couple of times but she would come back out and go to the top again. Eventually she sat down on top of the nest box. At this point I decided to put her in the nest box and close her in for a while.
I checked on Marmite a couple of times and she was settled in the nest box. The next time I went up I opened the nest box and Marmite casually sauntered out. There was her egg in the nest box so she had finally got the job done.
I am hoping that Marmite will now remember next time where to go but I wouldn’t bet on it.
Smoke’s round egg is on the right and Marmite’s egg is on the left. It is small, pale and pointed. Well done Marmite! It is good to have another girl laying.