Grun laid an egg this evening! It's not as dark as usual, but she has had a almost 2 month hiatus from egg laying due to her broodiness. When she was young, they had slowly darkened over a period of a month or so. I expect after seeing this egg, it will be the same. You can definitely see the dark specks, which none of the other girls have in their eggs. Here's hoping she won't decide to take up residence in the nest box again!!! We have enough babies......for now!!!!
I did have a moment with her today.....let her know that she has been a wonderful mama to those eggs we brought home and put under her. The chicks are still afraid of us, but we are working on handling them so they trust us. Made us miss Phoenix even more as we can really tell now how fond of us he was whereas these babies are all about the mama!
Glad to see her first egg looked perfect! She's been off layer feed since the chicks have been born, although the last few weeks she's been pretty much free ranging all day, so I'm sure she is picking up what she needs. We also give her yogurt treats.