Miss Isabella Bird, one of our black and white Columbian Wyandottes, proudly produced three eggs this week. Not bad for her first week of laying! The first one was diminutive in size, but each successive egg has been a wee bit bigger. The production of an egg is announced with a great deal of clucking and squawking and running about.
Yesterday, Amelia Earhart the Ameraucana decided to join in on the egg laying. How do we know it was her? Her eggs are blue-green versus the Wyandotte’s brown eggs.
We have two Ameraucanas and two Wyandottes. The two egg-layers are obviously developmentally ahead of the other two pullets. Rita Hayworth’s face has turned deep red but she’s not squatting around like the laying girls yet. Audrey Hepbird is definitely thefurthest from laying.Her body doesn’t even look fully mature yet but she’s always been a little behind the other girls and she’ll probably catch up in the next couple of weeks.
That’s the news from down on the urban