Sadly Stripey (the barred rock) died 😦 . We were all very sad and will miss her very much.
Happily though we have bought a new hen called Midnight. Midnight is a black rock and is very pretty. We think she is bottom of the pecking order ( the order of their strength) with Bluebell at the top and snowy in the middle.
A funny fact is that we had our first egg today last year – Monday the 18th September 2016.
Recently we have been getting twice as many eggs. We don't know whether it is because they are laying after we have collected or if they are laying twice a day every other day and then the next day they lay one egg or none.
Is it because they are only allowed in the run still and eating more food?
I like baking so I decided to bake some muffins. I baked some breakfast muffins and some blueberry muffins. In both of them I used our eggs. I shared the blueberry muffins out with quite a few people. Every one who had one said it was extra lovely.
On the breakfast muffins I cracked a rather small egg and I got a double yolk!
Due to bird flu, everyone who has outdoor birds e.g. hens, ducks and geese need to keep them in or put them in their run as long as it has a cover for a month/21 days, but to make sure I would keep them in for 28 days. The main way they could get the flue is by poo/faeces but there are other ways as well.
Hopefully if you have any birds they are going to be ok (they should ok be if you follow the instructions but if they do I hope they get better)