Sunday, 10 April 2011

The Chickens have Landed!

Yesterday evening I brought home 4 new little additions to the family...

I don't have names for them yet, I really need to get to know them first! They're all very lovely, and surprisingly tame considering they've been 'free ranging' in a field until now, with not much fuss from humans (until now!). They settled in pretty much straight away, and were down the ramp and into the run as soon as I put them into the house. They even managed to put themselves to bed when it got dark!

I opened to coop this morning full of expectations, but there were no eggs to be found.

But then...

... as the day went on...

... there was one little egg from each of them!

They turned out to be 'jelly eggs' when I opened them, really not very appetising, and I couldn't bring myself to eat them. I'm not sure if this is because they are young (26 weeks) and have only just started laying, or maybe if there has not been enough protein in their diet before now. Hopefully they'll be lovely and delicious before very long!

They're lovely!

Carrie xxxxxx

1 comment:

  1. Oh how lovely!! There's nothing like freshly laid eggs, laid by your very own chickens. I'm very jealous! Have a good week. Ros