Well Mervyn had to go to a new home. He was crowing and growing too much. I advertised on a forum to give him away to a good home and luckily received an answer from a chook breeder. The man brought me a Rhode Island White pullet in exchange and just happened to have two Gold Laced Wyandottes in his car. I instantly fell in love with them and bought them from him, so now I have four chookies!!
The man loved Mervyn and said he will breed from him, so lots more beautiful little Silver Laced Wyandottes will be coming into the World. I'm so glad he won't be eaten!
Here is Mervyn with Mary on his last day here.
....and here are my three new girls
Mavis is the white one, Meredith is in front and Miranda is behind. They aren't quite laying yet, but it won't be long.
Mary is laying about 4 to 5 eggs a week, so once they all start laying it will be fantastic! I had forgotten how delicious fresh, free range eggs taste and the yolks are so yellow and their shells are hard!
Mary wasn't too keen on her new housemates for the first few days and gave them a peck every time they came near. She is still strutting around like a rooster, but things seem to be settling down and they are becoming friends.
05 June 2011
Mary laid her first egg! Great excitement!!! Maisie is Mervyn - so he won't be laying.
Knitting has been mainly hats and shawlettes.
I turned 55 last month! Getting fatter, but I'm not stressing over it. I have completely changed shape from an hourglass (albeit 48 hours) to an apple! Middle age spread has hit with a vengeance. Apart from that - all is well.
Hope all is well in your World :-)