Storm’s first egg

For the last few days Storm has been trying out the nest boxes. Today I found her tiny egg in the nest box. I didn’t actually catch her in the nest box but the egg is so tiny that it has to be hers. Gold and Snowflake had already laid their egg today.

Storm’s first egg on the left, Gold’s in the middle and Snowflake’s on the right
Storm’s egg with some coins for size comparison

What a sweet little egg and what a clever girl! It looks like Spot is going to be last girl to lay if she ever does. Spot is a year old and it is a mystery as to why she hasn’t started laying.

In other news Flame is through her broody spell and Sugar is now in the dog crate. She has been broody for a full month now and is showing no sign of giving up.

Sugar’s turn in broody jail

I wonder how long she would go on for if I left her to it. I can’t leave her any longer because the longer she goes on the more committed she becomes and she no longer takes breaks. I worry that she will lose condition and also it’s no life for a chicken sitting day and night.

I am not sure how long it will take to break her of this but I hope it won’t be too long.

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8 Responses to Storm’s first egg

  1. David says:

    Great news about Storm. You were right, that it wouldn’t take long to ‘break’ Flame; hopefully, Sugar will follow suit quickly – at least she’s on the perch, so she should be cooling down!

    • Carol says:

      So proud of Storm. The funny thing is Sugar won’t perch in the chicken shed in the evening and yet she perches in the crate so I hope that will help break her out of it. Perching overnight instead of sitting in a corner should help her.

  2. Sophie says:

    Well done Storm! I’m surprised that Snowflake’s egg is bigger than Gold’s – I had the feeling that Snowflake was a much smaller bird than Gold? xx

    • Carol says:

      No, Snowflake is a bigger girl than Gold. She is chunkier, broader, Gold is slighter and their eggs reflect the difference in their size. xx

  3. Sophie says:

    Oh I completely got that wrong then! Would be great to see a comparison of them next to your seramas to try and get an idea of their size but I appreciate that would probably be easier said than done! xx

    • Carol says:

      It is difficult to get them next to each other but I will start taking photos and try to get different girls together. I will do a post once I am happy with photos. Watch this space! xx

  4. marion says:

    Well done Storm, such a sweet little egg.

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