|Lulu climbs their ladder|
|Tosca (in foreground) Lulu & Poppy|
June saw the second anniversary of our hens. We have had to say goodbye to Bluebelle, Priscilla and Amelia over their 2 year occupation but at present, these four are settled and content. Black Betty is the only original making her the oldest. From June to June we collected a total of 1281 eggs and I reckon that's pretty good going by anyone's standards. After all, we only have 4 girls. The current residents are Lulu (O.I.C. Pecking order) Black Betty, Poppy and Tosca. Tosca is the biggest but as the youngest is definitely bottom of the Pecking Order. Lulu is the the most tame and also the most talkative. When eggs are collected and their newspapers changed, she often comes into the house to supervise the daily mucking out.
Eggsess (sorry!) eggs sell quickly and, at £1 for 6, they're a bargain. Profits from sales pay for mash, corn, layers pellets and also treats like meal worms. Half a dozen eggs labelled and tied with rafffia or ribbon make ideal presents and are nice to take to a dinner party. Sales for 1 year totalled a surprising £71.00! 6 disappeared without payment but maybe some one forgot to put their pound in the piggy bank.
Feed consumption for a year is approximately 3 bags of corn, 2 mash and 1 bag of layers pellets. All 3 cost about £8 per bag and of late we've been buying from Dodson and Horrell and taking advantage of their free delivery on orders exceeding £40. That means we're well in pocket and any profits go into the garden - especially vegetable seeds.
June 2011 - June 2012
Total Eggs: 1281
Total Sales: £71.00
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