I don’t think I shall ever get bored of collecting eggs from my chickens. But it has to be said, it is all the more exciting when they are first eggs from your home reared chickens, and again exciting when you find eggs in the nest box after a long egg-free period.
So double excitement for me when one of my blue marans pullets laid her first egg.
The older girls have packed up for winter and we had collected none for some time, and although we have a stash of eggs, our fresh egg days are limited – gone are the days of having an egg based lunch out of laziness to think of anything else – eggs are special again, and we have had to turn our regular customers away at the door.. no really.. we have no eggs to sell.
I really hope she keeps on laying, and I really hope the other pullets of the same age join in too.
The other joy is the lovely shiny brown it is – I think I am sold on blue marans as a breed – which is a relief to himself as the subject over which cockerel/cockerels we might be keeping has been ongoing ever since Alvin went to live with my parent’s hens. We still have three.. two cuckoo marans, Charlie and Clint, and a blue marans, Cosmo. Things are looking up for Cosmo.