Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Who laid an egg like this?

My Girls all lay a pale brown egg except Doreen whose egg is a slightly speckled brown egg but last week a white egg appeared!?!? 

I don’t think I’ve introduced you to my hens – only hens no cockerels.  They are all Orpingtons of different colours: two buff, two lemon cuckoo and one gold lace; they lay about 200 eggs each year, are a large heavy bird with very frilly knickers.

Minnie - the boss, the top hen, the cleverest

Peg (Minnies sister) – partially sighted and has a gammy leg, is protective of her food gives anyone who get too near a good peck.  She gets special attention to ensure that she eats enough; all the food bowls are placed in the same place each time so she knows where to find food.

Betty - she likes to think she’s the boss but Minnie reminds her of her place.

Linda – (Bettys sister) – timid, shadows her sister, if she can’t see Betty she gets worried.

Doreen – bottom of the pecking order, very timid



MummyHen X


  1. Agh we miss our "girls" alas the "All Blacks" all got murdered just before last Xmas and will be replaced the next time the market comes to town. We will be moving them nearer to the house this time........

  2. Ahh, poor Doreen - give her a hug from me and tell her she's wonderful.
    Love from Mum

  3. Lovely to meet your girls. What wonderful personalities.

    So who did lay the egg?

    Sft x