Marigold said:Those Chalk Hill birds do go on and on, don't they? How old is she now? And well done, you, for keeping egg records so meticulously!
Looking back, my post from 2017 shows how wrong you can be. Holly (one of my White Leghorns) turned out to be really affectionate & quite happy to snuggle up in my arms. She laid her final & 1288th egg on my husband's birthday last month.Thank you! She's still going strong & enjoying life. It'll be interesting to see how she & my remaining ex-batts get on with their new "sisters" next month- one will be a pure breed cream legbar & two will be leghorns, so I'll be relying on my "old girls" for cuddles as I'm not likely to get many from the leghorns & legbar. I'm hoping that my new Light Sussex might be cuddly though. Eggs are lovely but you can't buy chicken cuddles in Sainsbury's 02