Back through last Winter, on into the Spring and through the early part of the Summer we had a huge egg mountain. Our hens were laying like crazy and we were eating eggs in every conceivable form. I was even freezing them. Then, just when we need more to sell to gite guests, the hens went off lay. July saw numbers of daily eggs dropping and through August we limped along with just one or two eggs a day. Then NOTHING. Not one egg had been laid for a week at Eco-Gites of Lenault. It has been a long time since we have had to buy eggs and things were beginning to look serious. However 2 days ago I heard the familiar shouting of a hen who has just laid an egg, a sort of triumphant call .... or is it relief? Who knows?
Yay - an egg. Just one, but it was an egg!