Eggs · Hens

Georgina Henrietta is laying again!

Well, after nearly two weeks without an egg (at least, I’m pretty sure it’s been Eloise laying all those other eggs), Georgina Henrietta is back to laying. Today was such a beautiful day, so after I finished a bit of puttering around in the garden – noted the new yellow blossoms on the spaghetti squash… Continue reading Georgina Henrietta is laying again!

Eggs · Hens

Lucille lays an egg (an Easter miracle)

This morning, we discovered Lucille’s first egg in her little pen at my parents’ house. But to understand the true specialness of Lucille’s first egg, we go back a few months to January. Lucille, a sweet little Buff Orpington (like my GH) came to live at my parents’ house as a baby chick with another… Continue reading Lucille lays an egg (an Easter miracle)

Eggs · Hens

When will my pullet (hen) lay her first egg?

I have one laying and one (I think) not laying hen. GH has been laying since December, and has produced probably over fifty eggs since then. ¬†Eloise (we don’t think) has laid a single one. Hens are supposed to start laying anytime around weeks 18-22 (about 5 months), but this isn’t a hard and fast… Continue reading When will my pullet (hen) lay her first egg?