Shadow has now laid three eggs which I saved for today’s breakfast. I used them for scrambled egg as I could put all three together for a one person portion.
I wanted to crack Shadow’s eggs into the bowl first to see how they looked. They look great and are all an even size and all had good shells. Next I added the only Ebony egg we have so far and one of Smoke’s eggs to make enough scrambled egg for us both. And delicious it was too.
In other news the girls are now going in at night without me leaving the chicken shed door open a bit. I continued doing this throughout the freezing weather as I didn’t want any of the girls to be out in the cold for a moment more than they needed to be.
Now that the weather has warmed up I decided it was time to see if they could get in through the pop hole before it closed. I started four days ago and was pleased and rather amazed that on the first night all the girls were in in time.
Smoke and Shadow were on the chicken shed floor so they had obviously left it late and it was then too dark for them to get up on the perches. I placed them on the perch.
The next night all the girls were in and perched so it didn’t take them long to work out that they needed to get in a bit sooner. They have been perched every night since then.
Hurrah! The girls are now back to getting in on time without any help from me. Hopefully they will continue to do this, probably until next winter, when the short days catch them out again.
That’s all the news from the chickens until the next girl starts laying which I have a feeling won’t be too long.