15 January, 2009

Chicken update

I just haven't had time to sort out the chicken problem. I think however that it may be sorting itself out. Today was a horrible rainy day but I got 5 eggs from the nesting box and the Marans seem marginally less bossy and territorial. So thank you to all who gave useful advice. I may implement some later but right now I am hoping that life is settling down.

And the eggs are lovely. Just look at the colour of this scrambled eggs (today's lunch).

2 comments:

daharja said...

I'd better not show that photo to my son - he'd be salivating at that!

Earthenwitch said...

Ours have just started laying again; so nice after a six-week break! Our trouble at the moment is that Liquorice, one of our two Barnevelders, is being territorial about, well, everything; I'd thought previously that she was a big ol' softy - that was my first mistake. Then I thought that Pepper, our rooster, would keep them all in line - that was my second!

Marmalade looks fab, btw - I made some the year before last using Delia Smith's recipe, and you're quite right: it really is worth making rather than buying. Fortunately, I got quite carried away, so we are still eating up that batch - it's just as well it keeps...