Mabel was in the nesting box for quite a while this morning, while Popcorn shouted encouragement from outside – but this was the result.
Poor Mabel. She’s doing her best, but I think her egg-laying days are over. A friend suggested the chooks are now in ‘henopause’.
To encourage laying, sometimes a china egg is placed in the nesting box. I have an egg-shaped stone from Riverton beach which might do instead, just in case Mabel simply needs some inspiration. Here it is next to today’s little egg.
For further comparison, here is today’s egg next to Mabel’s Friday effort which I’ve dubbed ‘the egg man’.