One short note for the diary is that we’ve got some new additions to the BWM household. Four of them, in fact. Four new chickens to replace Mabel and Henrietta who were taken by a fox last year.
They’re Magpie hens. I don’t know much about the breed (I let Scarlett choose them) except that they’re a Sussex hybrid, suitable for our free-range run, and they lay 240 or so brown eggs a year. With Clarissa still laying that works out at about 20 eggs a week. Good job friends and family like eggs!
Incidentally, we’ve had no other fox trouble lately. A few days after us and the neighbours lost our chickens, a fox was killed on the road nearby. Maybe coincidence, but we’ve not been bothered since.
All I need to do now is find names for our new girls…