Salmon and Flame share a nest box

Two days ago Smoke came back into lay after three days of dropping feathers. Smoke stopped dropping feathers and she laid both days.

On the same day Flame went broody. Smoke and Flame are our two best layers but I suppose it is lucky that they are not broody together, as they have been in the past, because that drastically reduces the amount of eggs we get.

With Flame occupying the favourite nest box there is a lot of shouting when Ebony or Smoke want that nest box too. However Salmon and Flame are happy to share. It’s so sweet to see them side by side.

Salmon and Flame share a nest box

If only all the girls were so happy to share. It is so much more peaceful that way. I have to collect the egg as soon as possible though or Flame would happily sit on it.

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6 Responses to Salmon and Flame share a nest box

  1. Sophie says:

    What a sweet photo of them side by side! xx

    • Carol says:

      I couldn’t resist it. I do love to see mixed sized girls getting along so happily and easily. One thing I have learned is that people worry or give mixed advice about different sized girls but in my flock it matters not at all. xx

  2. marion says:

    So sweet together.

  3. david says:

    Lovely photo.

    • Carol says:

      I do like to see the bigger and smaller girls sharing a nest box. I think Flame is coming out of broodiness just as Smoke is about to go broody again.

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