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