Despite having no tail I have had the feeling that Flame was about to start laying again. For the last few days she has been looking in the nest box.
This morning Ebony was in the nest box. When I next checked Flame was settled in beside Ebony. They looked so sweet together that I went indoors to fetch my camera.
By the time I returned Flame was standing up in the egg laying position. I positioned my camera through the nest box door and saw that she had just laid her egg.
It is three weeks since Flame laid her last egg. I am surprised she is back in lay already when she has been moulting and has just lost her tail feathers. Having said that the feathers have stopped dropping now and when I looked back at last year she has followed the same pattern.
Flame moulted in July last year after being broody and started laying again after three and a half weeks. It is good to have Flame laying again as Ebony has been our only egg layer for the past week.
We had our last four eggs for Sunday breakfast and I had thought that I would need to buy some soon. These two girls may just keep us going for the weekend breakfast eggs. Well done girls.