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!


 
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9 comments:

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

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

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  3. Great picture of the eggs. Enjoy them.

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  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!

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

    FlowerLady

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  6. Amazing photo of some very happy eggs!

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

    I love that speckled egg. Beautiful!

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

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

    http://nanskimtn.blogspot.com/2010/07/schuylers-8th-birthday-raw-e-sweet.html

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