Thursday, 26 February 2009

True Colours Thursday

This week's colour is brown and this one was easy for us.

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Maud, Hilda and Doris - the BROWN hens

BROWN eggs

Great excitement here this morning because, as you can see from the above photo, we collected four eggs instead of the usual three. This means that one of our rescued hens has started laying at last. Both Mildred and Mavis have been working on re-growing feathers for the last few months and are now looking in great condition, so much so that it's hard to tell them apart from the other three.

The rescues...........


.........and after!

The middle egg is a double yolker that one poor hen had to squeeze out last week. She must have wondered if it was ever going to come out!!

The girls will do anything for a grape!


Poopsie aka Blue said...

What a great choice for brown.
We kept hens when I was growing up - nothing like a a fresh egg!
Had to smile @ the double yolker comments - yes bet she squawked a bit laying that one.

Best wishes, pats & pets

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

I love your hens.

Cool names you have for them too. :-)

Amber and Nala said...

Cool, they look soooo much better now! What a difference! We get our eggs from a local woman in town who has a farm and Mom has been getting lots of double yolkers lately....does that mean the chickens are just happier and healthier??? She thought it was curious that she was getting such a high number of doubles. :) ?? Anyway, the chickens are very the dogs get to play with them?


Dughallmor Beagles said...

Love your browns! I don't fancy being a hen, double-yolker? Ouch! So will they do a sit-stay for a grape? Or a roll-over & play dead? You'll need to get them through their Good Citizens, lol! The rescues are looking great too, must be all the grapes :o)

Gennasus said...

We don't often get double yolkers Amber, I don't know why it happens but is quite common in hens which have just started laying, they can produce some weird ones at that time! It wasn't a case of missing a day and then doubling because we'd had three eggs the day before and we got three the next day. Who knows? We're always amazed when we do get one, poor hen though.
I wouldn't say the dogs played with the hens but they do get into the garden at the same time, under supervision. A running, flapping hen can be quite exciting and Desmond in particular wouldn't say no to a chase!

Jenny said...

ok! so now you've got a pretty steady re-call lets work on that present and finish...!
or maybe your other half could start with some 'heelwork to music'

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ooh - my human is DESPERATE to have a pet hen!! She loves the way their heads bob when they walk...maybe someday!

Love your photos and the video -

Honey the Great Dane

Tina. said...

Oh wow it looks so springy and green there and himself out there in shirt sleeves!!! We are still bundled up here, but spring is only 18 days away!