Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Happiness Project - week 20

If you don't keep chickens, there is no reason for you to know that they have a rest from egg laying. Once a year ( roughly) they moult. This means they get rid of their old feathers and grow new ones. It takes a lot of energy to do this so they stop laying eggs. Also in winter ~ I'm in the Southern Hemisphere ~ the daylight hours are shorter and chickens like light. I have 12 chickens. Until a week or so ago I was getting no eggs, not a one, nope, nada. I hadn't had an egg for about 10 weeks. I love them anyway, of course!
Now they have started to lay again and this makes me happy. I am especially happy that one of my wee chickens, Sparrow, lays these beautiful spotty eggs, how cute!



  1. I love the spotted eggs too! They are always my favourite! They look like wild bird eggs, only bigger.
    Lovely egg pic!

  2. That is so heartfelt and lovely Laura. Sparrow is a special lady clearly.

  3. Anonymous10:48 am

    Great picture of the eggs. Enjoy them.

  4. WendyJW11:18 am

    That is exciting news - loving the Sparrow ones especially.
    We have 12 chooks too and there was great excitement yesterday when 3 eggs were found! Yippee at last - it really goes against the grain to actually have to buy eggs!

  5. What a happy, thankful posting. Love hearing about your girls.


  6. Amazing photo of some very happy eggs!

  7. I had no idea that they had to rest from egg laying. How interesting.

    I love that speckled egg. Beautiful!

  8. That is an amazing picture. You wouldn't think something like eggs could be so beautiful.

  9. Very warm shot ---- I really like this photo --- like you need to share it with Tyson or the Egg promotion marketing people. :)


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