Wednesday, March 3, 2010

First Egg!!!!!

164 days after hatching,  the girls have laid their first eggs.

We were supposed to fly to Florida today, but Jackson started throwing up at 4:30 am (Talia got the silver medal by throwing up at around 12:30 pm).  As I was on the phone with the airline canceling our flights,  Ari and Talia heard a big commotion out in the back yard -- lots of clucking and squawking.  I followed them outside to see what was going on, and I immediately noticed a small egg in the sand in the run.   We grabbed it, admired it, then cooked it up.  Jackson got to try it first.

An hour later I went outside and found an egg in the coop.  Then I removed the chicken wire that had been keeping the chickens out of their nest boxes until they were ready to lay.  Within 30 minutes, an extra egg appeared in the middle next box along side the 5 fake eggs that were already there.

That's it.  Three small, perfect eggs.  I think Penny laid the first one, Juliet the second, and Henrietta the third, I can't be sure. 



2 comments:

  1. Congratulations... 1st eggs are soooo exciting and sooo yummy! I love going out everyday collecting eggs from my girls, so cool, feels like Christmas :)

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  2. Congratulations!! Such excitement...thank you for sharing.

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