It is now a week since the first egg was layed by our Golden Girls, and they have increased their egg production by laying up to four eggs in the morning plus another one later in the day! How clever the Golden Girls are and how wonderful nature is. It has been so interesting to watch the changes over the week. Please scroll down to view a selection of photographs taken during the week. Scroll down even further to see just how much the chickens have changed since we watched them hatch from living eggs just eighteen weeks ago!
Pea Pea Popcorn Lays an Egg!
Well done Pea Pea Popcorn, you look very proud!
As their first week of laying eggs progresses, the girls go from laying one egg to laying two eggs
The size of the eggs can vary enormously
And sometimes you find them in complety the wrong place, this egg was layed during the day in the run!
The eggs on the right are from the shops, the eggs on the left are fresh. The fresh eggs have kept in a mound and have not spread over the pan. They were absolutely delicious, you can't beat fresh eggs!
Using freshly picked home grown blueberrys and freshly laid eggs I made the most tastey Blueberry Muffins
Our Golden Girls are rewarded for all of their hard work and enjoy lots of tasty treats (spaghetti in this photograph) and every evening they rush into the coop to feast on their absolute favourite......sweetcorn!
Eggsciting News! - Thursday 18th August and one of the Golden Girls lays their first EGG!
Look how much the chickens have grown! After17 weeks the first egg is laid followed by another egg later in the day AMAZING! Well done to the Golden Girls it is so exciting looking in the coop each morning to see how many eggs there are.
After spending their first night in the new chicken coop our Golden Girls cautiously make their way out. Please click on the play button below to see what happended!
Our Goldfield Golden Girls move into their outdoor accomodation, and they LOVE IT!
The Omlette Eglu arrived in pieces and Mr Whitehead has done a fantastic job assembling it for our lovely girls to move into. Please scroll down to view photographs and a short video clip of their moving day!
Please click on the play button below to view a short video clip of their moving day.
Please click on the play button below to listen once again to the performance.
What difference can you see in the chicks now that they are five weeks old?
This week our chicks will be four weeks old, they are very healthy and happy in their indoor run. Every day they appear to have grown new feathers and they are developing some very interesting and funny characters. We have introduced them to larger food and water containers which they still seem to want to get on top of!
Tomorrow we will be naming our chicks by pulling suggested names out of a hat. Each chick has a different coloured leg band on so we can easily identify them.
Eggs-citing news, today we have ordered an Eglu Cube ready for the next stage when the chicks will be ready to move outside!
We now have a brood of seven female chicks!
Friday 22nd April 2016
Our gourgeous chicks join us for our celebration assembly! We are delighted that they are doing so well eating their special chick crumb and enjoying lots of drinks of water. Please click on the play button below to view video clips of some of the chicks as they hatched out of their egg along with some video of them in the brooder.
Thursday 21st April 2016
Fantastic News! All 10 eggs have hatched and the adorable chicka have moved into the brooder.
Wednesday 20th April 2016
Six chicks hatch overnight, one at 9.30 am, one at 2.00 pm and another at 4.30pm!
Tuesday 19th April 2016
There is a crack in one of the eggs!
There are more signs of pipping and if you look carefully a tiny beak. I think we may see chicks in the morning!
Monday 18th April 2016
Eggs-citing news.....the living eggs have arrived!
There are 10 eggs in the incubator and the embryos inside are approximately 19 days old. They have eaten the yellow yolk inside the shell and we hope to hear the chicks and to see signs of pipping tomorrow.