Storm lays her first egg of the year

Today I was surprised that storm laid her first egg of the year. I was surprised because last year she only laid in May, June and July. As the breeder had said that her breed isn’t a very good layer I assumed that she had a short season.

Snowflake and Gold started laying at the end of March last year at about five months old. Storm started laying at about seven months old. I now wonder if she doesn’t have such a short season but was just a late starter. My seramas have often started laying quite late and I think that perhaps it’s the smaller breeds that start late.

If Storm continues to lay until the end of July like last year that will give her a six month season which I don’t consider poor at all. Some of the other girls lay for nine months but I would consider six months fair especially as Storm was a good layer while she was laying last year.

Storm had been looking in each nest box this morning and scratching the shavings out. After lunch she was missing and I checked the nest boxes. Just like Gold she was in the nest box by the gate and also like Gold by the time I returned with my camera she was already in the laying position. What are the chances that this happened again exactly the same as with Gold!

Storm is in the laying position
Storm has just laid her egg

For Storm’s first egg of the year I thought her egg was bigger than I remember them from last year.

Storm’s egg on the left, gold’s egg in the middle and a shop bought egg on the right for comparison
And the same order again in the egg stand

Well done Storm! I am very proud of her. I wonder who will be next. I think it may be Dot as her comb is red and she is a bit more vocal. It is lovely to be getting some eggs again.

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6 Responses to Storm lays her first egg of the year

  1. Sophie says:

    Well done Storm! xx

  2. DAVID says:

    More really good news!

    • Carol says:

      It is good news, I am looking forward to seeing who lays next. I love this flock so much. They all get along so well and have such lovely characters.

  3. marion.pharo says:

    It must be lovely when they all start laying again. Well done Storm.

    • Carol says:

      It is lovely. They seem to be starting in quick succession at the moment. So far we have had nine eggs from Gold, three from Storm and two from Dot. It will be interesting to see who starts next.

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