All the girls will now be shooting out eggs left, right and centre. It is handy to learn how to tell if a hen is laying. All layers will have a bright red comb which is plump. If you place your hand between and under their hips there should be a space around 3-4 fingers wide. The slacker hens, which are not laying, will be the first ones to jump up on the perch for bed.
This laid back friendly ball of feathers originated in China. Apparently Queen Victoria was given some as a gift and fell in love with them. They are more ornamental than layers, a good effort for them is an egg a week! They make wonderful mothers and are very quiet, friendly and hardy. They come in all colours and patterns. They will happily waddle around your garden with their comical powder puff appearance.
Have you had that letter home from school regarding head lice? Rub Diatomaceous Earth into your child¹s hair as a natural, non-toxic treatment and deterrent.