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First Egg of 2019!

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I think the warm weather is messing things up here in Yorkshire.  My roses are still in flower and today I opened the chicken coop up to clean it and found an egg!  I confirmed it was from Brunhilde my Bluebelle girl when she squatted for me, so I gave her a bit of a cuddle for her efforts ❤️

I wonder if she'll stop laying when the weather turns cold again?  

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Brilliant!  I suspect you’re right and they’ll stop again when it turns cold again.  Make the most of the eggs now! 

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Our White Star gave us the first of her eggs in nearly a month today, so that was nice.

I think my hybrids are all about middle-aged now (nearly 3 years), so I'm expecting them to start dropping off fairly soon. Though obviously I hope they don't.

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Our eldest bay chock is pinking up now so hoping for eggs soon.  One of the others with very little comb adopts a crouching stance with wings out when we take her out of the coop for night-time cuddles.  Hoping for an egg sokn🤞  We don’t have a lot of luck with eggs.  We’ve had two chicken over the years that never laid a useable egg and one who only ever laid huge double yolees twice a day and got a prolapse very young 

3 hours ago, AndyRoo said:

Our White Star gave us the first of her eggs in nearly a month today, so that was nice.

I think my hybrids are all about middle-aged now (nearly 3 years), so I'm expecting them to start dropping off fairly soon. Though obviously I hope they don't.

Retiree chickens are less hormonal and more per like.   I preferred our chickens that didn’t lay.  They were alway up for cuddles and more pet-like.  One used to sneak into the house for snuggles on the sofa with my then toddlers or sit on the coffee table to be with them until I’d catch and evict her (daily!)

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No eggs here yet :sad:

I always thought that they laid eggs as the daylight got longer rather than warmer temperatures :-?

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always thought that they laid eggs as the daylight got longer rather than warmer temperatures

I thought so too until mine started around the shortest day his year!

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Mine started moulding in October and started laying again last week! 10 eggs from one hen and 3 from the other but happy to be getting them again 😀

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