Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Easter Eggs

As April trickles on, the chickens are churning out eggs at an alarming rate! It's such a treat to always be fully stocked these days instead of begrudgingly having to pick up half a dozen from the local shop.

The newly recruited Dorking hens are very much settled in with their Cockerell Maestro.
I hadn't intended to name him as he is bound for the pot, but young Josh thought it suited him and so, it has stuck.
The eggs from these hens should be white but for some unknown reason, one of them produces a bluey-greeny colour which is lovely but it does imply a cross in the breed somewhere and not a pure bloodline as originally thought. I guess we shall find out exactly what lurkes in the breed when we get a few chicks!

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