lørdag den 11. oktober 2014

Æg -- Eggs

     En af vore høner - en meget frihedselskende en af slagsen - har i længere tid  trodset forhøjet hegn og klippede svingfjer og fløj alligevel ud og ind over hegnet som det passede den.
     Vi havde ikke set noget til den i en 4 5 dage, og var enige om at ræven nok havde taget den.
     Men så i dag, da vi benyttede det gode vejr til at rydde lidt op i haven, lød der nogle sære, arrige hønselyde inde fra en busk. Der lå den undslupne høne og rugede. Ældstesønnen tog hønen op, og Uglemor fjernede alle æggene. Hønen hylede - hvis høner altså kan hyle, og Ugleungerne fik ondt af hønen.  Så Uglemor slog kryds på nogle af æggene og lagde de 6 styk tilbage igen. Hønen lagde sig straks på dem og rugede videre. Helt tilfreds var furen dog ikke og vi fik arrige kluk i nakken hver gang vi vovede os for tæt på.
     De kommende dage må vi fjerne de nylagte æg under hønen, det var derfor Uglemor slog kryds på de gamle, så kan vi se forskel.

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One of our hens is a freedom loving hen. It has defied  extended fences and cut off wing feathers and flown out and in of the coop as it liked. But for the last week or so, nobody have seen the eloping hen. We agreed that the fox probably ate her.
But today MotherOwl, the Writer and the Owlet + visiting oldest Son used a wonderful sunshiny day to cut down old brambles, pick up apples and generally just tidy the garden. Suddenly strange hen-like sounds came from a shrubbery. We looked, and saw the missing hen. We first thought that it was caught in the branches, bt soon discovered that she sat there by her own will. She had made a nest there.
 Oldest Son picked up the hen and MotherOwl removed all the eggs, the hen was let loose and made a bee line for her nest clucking and complaining at the sight of the emptiness. The Owlets felt sorry for the hen, and Mother Owl drew X'es on 6 of the eggs and replaces those in the nest. The hen laid down clucking, not quite satisfied. The rest of the day we were met with angry sounds if we came too close.
The coming days we will be taking away the egg without X'es, the newly laid ones
  • Der var hele 22 æg i reden, men da vi ikke har en hane, er der ingen chance for kyllinger her. 
  • No less than 22 eggs in the nest. But as we have no rooster our broody hen labours in vain. 

Vi fandt også andre æg under sten og brædder. De blev alle sammen lagt frem som godbidder til hønsene.

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We found other egg as well. They were laid out as titbits for the hens.


  • Æg fra dræbersnegle - øv!
  • Egg from the Spanish slug - Urgh!

2 kommentarer:

  1. Uglemor,

    22 eggs? You need to make quiche! That's what we had for dinner last night. Delicious! I feel just a little bit sorry for your broody hen.

    SvarSlet
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    1. Nope, we did not eat the eggs. I left 6 with xxx on them for the broody hen. The rest were thrown out, a broody hen is very hot, and some of them avere 21 days old and very ripe. Quiche sounds delicious.

      Slet