Dot’s first egg of the year

For a while I have thought that Dot would be the next girl to lay. After being silent all winter she has become vocal again with her lovely sing song voice and her comb has grown in size and turned red. When her comb is like this it reminds me of a crown.

Dot started checking out the nest boxes this morning but we had to go out and I was certain that she would lay her first egg of the year while we were out. Sure enough on our return there was an egg in the nest box by the chicken gate. It’s unmistakably Dot’s egg as it is a larger size and has a beige tint. As I missed a photo of Dot in the nest box I took one of her magnificent comb instead.

Dot’s beautiful comb
Dot’s egg on the left, Gold’s egg in the middle and Storm’s egg on the right
And the same order in the egg stand
Dot’s egg on the left and a shop bought egg on the right for size comparison

I think that now we have three girls laying I won’t be needing to buy eggs for a while. We didn’t get Dot until towards the end of May last year so this year we will get a better idea how well she lays. She has got off to a good start by starting as early as February. Well done Dot!

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8 Responses to Dot’s first egg of the year

  1. Jenny says:

    Dot is a lovely hen.

    • Carol says:

      She is. I just love her. She is beautiful and has a lovely personality too. She also laid again today so two days running straight off. I think she may be a good layer as well as an all round lovely girl.

  2. marion.pharo says:

    How nice to have enough lovely fresh eggs to keep you going.

    • Carol Caldwell says:

      It is lovely. We had a bacon and egg roll for breakfast this morning with a Dot egg each. I won’t need to buy eggs now and it’s so much nicer having our own eggs.

  3. Sophie says:

    Well done Dot and what a pretty girl! xx

  4. DAVID says:

    She is an absolute beauty: that comb screams business and I’m sure she’ll be a productive layer, for a while at least!

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