The hens are doing great at Slane N.S. and seem to be settling in well. One of the hens is laying eggs that’s shells are not fully formed and are extremely delicate and light coloured. Henrietta hasn’t been laying as many eggs as the others but has been laying eggstra eggs this week to make up for lost time.
Last week’s group has trained in the new group and explained all the daily tasks they have to complete each day. Luckily there haven’t been any attempted escapes ! The groups have been filling in the log book and keeping record of how many eggs we get each day. On Monday we got fifteen eggs but one of them was too delicate to be sold. Sixth class have started bringing in their money and many pupils have already brought home their six eggs. We have a few more pupils on the list until we start taking orders from fifth class.
Each of the hens has a tag on their ankle with a different colour so we know which is which. We haven’t had any issues with hens so far and hope not to have any in the future. All five hens seem to be enjoying it here at Slane N.S. and the groups have been doing a fantastic job at caring for all of the hens needs.
Emma Powell. Gugalaí Gug Egg Company Communications Department.