Erik found 4 eggs in the hen house today. The ladies are back on the job after their winter break. Thank goodness!
I showed them to Phoebe, who delicately sampled the Eau d’ Hen Butt.
(Phoebe is doing very well, by the way.)
Two of the hens lay with speckled eggs, two lay solid. Their eggs are this unusual, olive drab sort of color, which is difficult to capture with the camera. Our hens are hybrids: a Barnavelder/Americauna cross. We call them WinnetekaVelders. The olive eggs must have something to do with the blending of green egg and brown egg genes.
Happy as I am about the eggs, their re-appearance means our too-short winter is closing fast, and that our fruit trees need to be pruned, asap.
When do hens start laying in your part of the world?