Egg shortage

We have twelve hens of different sizes, who are currently laying only two eggs a day between them :o … who knows why?!

I’m conscious that none of the ex-batts lay eggs with strong shells, so I’m concerned that my ‘customers’ will be disappointed. We’re not planning on getting any more hens for some time, but we are sure that when we do, they will be chosen for their egg laying habits …

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  1. We too have have had an egg shortage this year. Far less than last year. I have queried the hot weather, too much mixed grain and other factors. At the moment we have 1 a day from 5 of them. I thought they might be laying under bushes but as yet I haven’t found any. Two are now beginning to moult, and the days have been very gloomy, so I suspect this will affect them as well. My brother-in-law tells me that a dozen of our eggs is probably costing us £123 a dozen! So come girls …..!

    • Hah! Yes, as to the cost of eggs, I decided to front load all costs onto the first egg … a very precious egg indeed! But it means the rest of our eggs much more reasonable …


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