It is a fact not well know, but Valentines Day is the first day of the year that hens start laying their eggs.
So 2 days later, when the red roses are fading (in my memory as I received none), egg numbers are increasing.
It is all to do with the increase daylight hours. The first time I was told this , I gave a little shrug and raised an eyebrow… how stupid do some people think I am to believe such wives tales. Until I went down to the hen houses and there they were… a mixture of brown, cream, green and blue; large and small.
I have an eclectic collection of girls ( we try not to mention how may boys and are glad we don’t have close neighbours)!
My Araucanas lay the blue/green eggs;
Wynadottes lay the small cream ones;
Faverolles the large light brown ones, and
Pekin’s are the small cream ones.
I will post more pictures and details of them as time goes on… but for now I had better get baking.