27 October, 2010

Testing the nest

I think Bella might be getting close to laying. Her face is getting redder (and not just because she's splattered tomato on her beak) and she's got some wattles (small ones, but wattles nevertheless). The comb doesn't seem to be growing or getting any redder, but she does like going in the coop and testing the nest every now and again, only to be followed and kicked out by Cissy who hasn't got the faintest idea what's going on.

Whatever happens, I doubt this pale lady will beat Bella to it!


  1. I've always wanted to keep chickens since I helped a friend collect eggs when I was a child. It's in my deeds that we aren't allowed to keep livestock, but a neighbour has recently got some so I don't know if the rule still applies. We've just got a puppy so I don't think now is the right time to be dabbling in chickens too but I'd love to get some in the future. Bella and Cissy look like lovely breeds, there's so many to choose from. I bet you're in the garden at every opportunity now.

  2. The first egg is like a miracle :) Hope you get yours soon x

  3. Jo - The deed issue might be worth investigating further. Here's something to get you started! :)


    MCL - The first egg is more anxiously awaited than Christmas this year! :)

    Thank you both for stopping by! :)

  4. Thanks for the link, I'll take a look at it.


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