Forget to blog that Gwen and Mimi laid their first eggs two days ago – perfect little ones in the run and not in the nest box. How they managed to perform as a duo I don’t know.
This morning though I opened up to a soft egg, that is, with no shell just an outer membrane which had been pecked and fallen though the roosting bars. I saw some yolk in the nest box and thought they had laid a soft one each and eaten one of them as they were doing a lot of pecking in that area. However, later, I found a normal egg and this time laid in the nest box. I’ve given them some grit in the hopes that it sorts the problem.
I decided to relocate the cage run and netting run today for some fresh grass. I must not have shut the gate properly as I found them wandering round the garden, happy as larry! Only for a couple of minutes so they were soon herded back in.