The chickens have settled in well since the move, no problems with them or with Mr Fox, although he has been spotted. Living on the edge of the woods like we do there must be many of his relations around, but our girls are safe behind their electric fence. We currently have 8 large laying girls (7 Hylines and one Light Sussex) and 4 Lavender Pekins (Alice was busy in the henhouse laying when the picture at the top was taken this morning). We are hoping to get another 18 in the next couple of weeks.
Poppy and Daisy
Poppy is still the smaller of the two with Daisy being the same size now as her mum and Alice.
And what comes after the chicken.....why the egg of course......all our Pekins are now laying eggs, with Poppy's and Daisy's now the same size as their bigger relatives. We enjoy them most days, delicious scrambled and divine with mayo on a bun, I also make a lot of quiches with them to use up odd and sods in the fridge in a tasty way. Pekin eggs have larger yolks than larger laying girls eggs and are so very, very tasty. Thank you girls, your efforts are appreciated.
The Man Shed has had a nifty addition (in Lovely Hubby's opinion), a rather loud bell, he rings it to announce the finish of work for the day, the need for liquid and more solid refreshments, because he wants to hear it ring and sometimes just because he's passing it.
There were a few questions in the comments section yesterday, so I will try and answer them over the course of the next few days. If you have any more questions, leave them as comments after this post and I will add them to my list for answering.
I hope you all have a very Happy Easter, let's hope the sun stays out and we can all have a lovely break, I think lots of us need one.