Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I went out this afternoon to clean the chicken coop and put in some new straw for the lovely lady birds, and discovered that they have laid two eggs!
I know which chicken has not laid them (because her eggs will be blue) but I am not positive who did lay them... though I'm pretty sure my favorite chicken was responsible for one of them... partly because I want to give her credit, and partly because she's been laying like she was nesting rather than hanging out on the roost with the others quite often as of late.
As you can see, they are not extra large eggs like you might buy at the grocery store. I put them in an empty egg carton that we've been saving, and they look so little compared to what we're used to... but I bet they will be much tastier than the grocery store eggs, and it's nice to personally know the chickens they came from! (And to know they've been treated kindly!)
I feel like my chickens gave me a gift today... and I'm going to find an extra special treat for them tomorrow. They really like tomatoes... maybe I'll give them some!
I'm totally excited that egg production has begun... and within plenty of time for the challenge (and with opportunity to have enough to trade!) Woo-hoo!