Hello everyone! Firstly I’d like to say a big heartfelt thank you for this wonderful website, it has helped me so much. I spent all summer reading in preparation for purchasing our first hens, being anxious to make as few beginner mistakes as possible!
At the end of September we bought 4 young birds which the breeder said would likely come into lay in January. 1 Derbyshire Redcap, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 Buff Orpington and 1 Blue/Buff Orpington Cross. I’ve spent two months learning all about their little characters and getting to know them. I even forgot they were meant to lay eggs!
So why did I sign up today? Because my beautiful little Red LAID AN EGG!! And I’m bursting with pride!! I am so glad we didn’t get hens that were already laying and that we got to know their personalities first – it made it all so much more special! And what a lovely little well-formed egg. Well done Red you clever girl