So we have done our first fertility check with our Cemanis. The results were as expected as our man Orlando (Cockerel) has been dancing nicely for his girls and is doing the business with regards Fertility. We had 12 out of 13 fertile and showing signs of development, two of the eggs looked a little porous and require more calcium for the girls, which is in hand now, I think it was two of our younger girls coming into lay. We will be hatching more shortly and will continue the updates.
Poopy Wood - North Tuddenham this morning! 25/01/16
We are now getting our first few eggs from most of our girls now, with a few exceptions!!!
Finally, I got around to joining up with the local Poultry club. I have been wanting to do this for about 3 years but just never got round to actually doing it! It was relatively simple, just print off an application form online, send off with the annual membership fee etc. and hey presto!
I have already attended my first club meeting which gave a very warm welcome to me as a new member. It gave me the opportunity to talk chickens with like minded folks which is always good. I would thoroughly recommend it. They seemed a thoroughly nice bunch of enthusiasts with a great deal of knowledge of specific breeds which will be very useful, and also individuals were asking questions of me too which was nice, I embraced my inner chicken geek!!! I was treated to an egg show, which was full of vivid, different coloured eggs. Also the coffee and home made muffin was lovely, seemed to go down well with all!
If you would like to recommend a local poultry club to others or similar then by all means reply to this post and I will add them asap to aid others that are fresh to keeping poultry, or just wanting to join up.
Norfolk Poultry Club
As one of our Lemon Cuckoo Pekin Hens came into lay we had a series of odd eggs appear in the pen. We have had enormous eggs laid in the past and this is always a giggle to see if it is a double yolker or not! The series of eggs started to be found in the pen rather than the nest box, so the first two I assumed were eggs that had been laid by a garden bird such as a blue tit or similar. But the eggs slowly increased in size until they ceased to appear in the pen, I am assuming as the hen begun to lay in the nest box and the eggs were normal size. Please see pictures.
Have you had crazy sized, or odd shaped eggs laid??? Please feel free to comment or add your story...
Mini Legbar Egg
We might have trumped the previous post with another tiny egg. It was laid by one of our lovely Cream Crested Legbar Hens whilst the bird was coming into lay!