First egg of 2015

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    Finally the girls are showing signs that Spring is here (for them!) :yes: :hapfeet:
    I always get excited when they come back into lay after their Winter break :heehee:
    Agnus laid her first egg on Thursday and a second on Friday. :chicken: :chicken:
    Fogherty was showing interest in the nest box yesterday ... but it was probably just wind :doh:Mind you, yesterday's weather was dismal to say the least.
    Bright sunshine this morning, so ... :fingers crossed:
     
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        :yikes: :doh:

        Next time .... auction it! :heehee:
         
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          My girls have continued to lay through winter but they're usually a bit hit and miss,they're starting to get back in the swing of things now though:thumbsup:I love it when they come out of the nest box and tell the world and his wife what they've just done:chicken:
           
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            Same here Loli, mine kept ticking over right through the winter this year, normally I'd expect to get no eggs for about a month or so around December and early January.

            I've been trying to think what I'd done differently this year and I have changed a couple of things since last winter.

            I used to feed them half layers pellets and half mixed corn, but last year I changed this to pellets only in the morning and a mixture of both in the evening.

            The other change is that no new point-of-lay pullets were introduced last year. I normally get any new pullets in around September/October and there's usually a 'settling in' period for a while after any new introductions, as they work out the new pecking order.
             
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