December eggs

Today is two days after the Boxing Day eggs. There were no eggs yesterday. This morning Smoke settled in the favourite nest box. A while later I heard her shouting and knew that she had laid her egg. Smoke was shouting her head off.

When I checked the favourite nest box I found Ebony in there. I realised that Smoke was still shouting because Ebony was sitting on Smoke’s egg. This always happens if any girl sits on another girl’s egg. I lifted Ebony and retrieved Smoke’s egg.

When I next checked the run Ebony was back out and there was Ebony’s egg in the nest box. It was a bit bigger than her previous egg which was what I expected.

December eggs

From the right is Smoke’s boxing Day egg then today’s egg. Next is Ebony’s Boxing Day egg and on the right Ebony’s egg laid today.

Ebony’s egg today is fatter and paler than her first December egg. It seems as if Ebony is going to continue to lay. We have only ever had eggs in December from first year girls and from Smoke so this is very unusual.

I have no idea why Ebony is laying in December but all eggs are very welcome. These girls are often able to surprise us!

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8 Responses to December eggs

  1. Sophie says:

    Amazing that you have some girls laying! xx

    • Carol says:

      I know! Smoke isn’t a surprise but Ebony is a total surprise. Seramas are supposed to be able to lay all year round but only Smoke, best layer and serial broody, ever does in my flock. Ebony, well that is totally unexpected. xx

  2. david says:

    Enjoy! We are getting a few each day, but several have been laid on the floor of the hen house, rather than in the nest boxes. I think one of my black leghorns may have started (not in the nest box!) – what age were Peaches and Barley when they began, if you can recall?

    • Carol says:

      I will do my end of year round up of eggs laid on New Years Day because we are still getting eggs this month. I keep my egg records so I can easily look back. I have just checked and we got Peaches and Barley on 28th June 2014 at 6 weeks old. Barley’s first egg was 16th November and Peaches first egg was 25th November so they were about 6 months old. I wouldn’t have been able to remember without my records. I think I will put in a photo of my egg records this year. It is a bonus having some eggs at the end of the year.

  3. marion says:

    All a bonus, well done girls.

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