Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Ouch!



Richard obviously has an internal diary as her laying activities coincided pretty much with the advent of Spring.

We have had to separate her from the 4 newcomer 'Bimbos', because she became aggressive with them. Since then she has begun to lay an egg a day; the above of which is just one. The Bimbos haven't yet started laying; other than one soft-shelled attempt.

The above weighs in at 110 gms, and looks more like a Goose egg than a Hen's. It's a WHOPPER.

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  1. It looks like you will have a good sized omelet for breakfast.

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    1. It'll be consumed in about an hour's time.

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  2. Wow! Good work, Richard!!

    I envy you your fresh eggs, Cro!

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  3. Looks like Richard is showing off in front of the Bimbos. Enjoy your omelette!

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    1. They were named by two small grandsons. When asked what they should be called, the first one was named Richard. When asked about the second one, the name chosen was also Richard. You can't argue with 5 year-olds.

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    1. I wonder if he can get that egg through it.

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    2. Richard has one hole for everything, doesn't she?

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    3. Yes, they have a good queuing system.

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  8. Hens that lay biguns generally continue!

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    1. She's a big heavy gal; a sort of Hattie Jacques of the Chicken world.

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  9. Is or was it a double yolker. Love it when Polly or Suki produce a double whammy for us!

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    1. Yes it was....I should have taken a photo.

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  10. That had to smart. She's certainly set the bar for the others.

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  11. Is it double yolked? We get the occasional one from our old hens, as we also get one or two concertinad ones that look as though they have been through a crinkler.

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    1. It was a double yolker! I always think of them as slightly 'magical'. This one was a little crinkled too.

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  12. I was just going to say looks a double yolker. I love those when they burst out. I also get crinkled ones. Oh poor hens, what they go through.

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  13. Cro, only just read this...
    it came up at the bottom of today's post...
    how close are your neighbours...
    and were you insured for damage to their windows as a result of Richard's squaaaawk!
    One of ours laid an egg of 90gms... and we thought that big...
    and, as an afterthought...
    as every action has an equal and opposite reaction...
    how far did Richard travel?

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    1. Since the whopper she continued to lay a series of large eggs. She has now stopped and is moulting, no doubt the weather is affecting her.

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    2. Ours too...
      smaller eggs and less than one per day...

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