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Eh! What's an egg?

Well ! We haven't had an egg from our forty odd chickens for over three weeks now and I'm becoming increasingly embarrassed every time I have to turn 'egg seekers' away from the farm gate. I'm running short of excuses and promises.
The chickens are heavily in moult and to make matters worse, even our usually dependable orchard ducks have gone on strike too. Lets face it girls, one egg a day from seventeen of you isn't good!
The real low point came last week when I was seen sneaking into the local convenience store to buy half a dozen eggs over the counter. It was the first time in nearly thirty years that shop bought eggs have entered our kitchen. Oh the shame of it all.
There they are sitting in our kitchen staring at me as I type, they seem to have an evil presence. I can feel their imaginary eyes following me around the room and though they might be sniggering at me now, tonight I'll get my own back. I'm going to smash 'em' on the head and stick 'em' into a nice egg fried rice.


I only have 6 chickens but nothing from them for the last 3 weeks either.  

Yep ours have stopped too. Like you I'm running out of excuses as to why we have no eggs! Had one guy stomp off in a huff last week! Muttering to himself, he's been coming twice a week for about 5 years but hasn't been back.
Come on girls get on with it

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