As we are now in spring time, I thought it would be appropriate to introduce my two 'spring chickens'! I had always wanted chickens as a little girl and on country visits I would always look out for hens and their chicks.
Well, in the spring almost three years ago I got my first two pet chickens. They are a joy to keep, low maintenance and a constant source of amusement. I usually get an egg a day off each of them, that is until a few weeks ago. One of the hens had laid an egg in the run and not in the nesting box. I went to retrieve the egg and before I could put my hands on it the ginger hen pecked a hole in it. Looking at the egg in a quizzical fashion she then proceeded to peck away at the egg and ate the whole thing, shell and all! She probably thought 'well if it's good enough for her then it's good enough for me'!
Since then the eggs have been few and far between. I did find some dried up egg yolks underneath the roosting bars so I guess Miss Ginger has been up to her old tricks again!
* Does anyone on blogger know how to insert photo's into the text? Mine all end up above the text!