Our new young Silver Sussex hen, Agnus is, like all of our hens, is named after a plant...but we think "Eleagnus Quicksilver" is a bit of a mouthful!
Talking about a mouthful, though she has just started laying eggs Agnus is already our best laying hen. She has even produced some HUGE eggs with double yolks and they are absolutely delicious, especially when fried.
We had a lovely surprise in the henhouse today, the first egg of the season from our flock of free-range hens.....and it is a blue-shelled one, laid by Hyacinth, a our Crested Cream Legbars.
Our 17 girls have been moulting over the past few months and because of this, and the shortest days of winter, they have not been laying eggs. It is always a great treat to see the first egg of the New Year as this means we - and our guests - can now look forward to lots of wonderful eggs once again...
We have some new hens at The Dulaig, two Rhode Island Reds which laid these pale cream eggs, and two Crested Cream Legbars. The first ever egg laid by Legbar Hyacinth is this beautiful little blue one.
The very large dark brown eggs are from two of our Cuckcoo Marans. No matter the shell colour we can promise you our eggs all taste delicious!