On Monday, I went out to the chicken coop after lunch to take the chickens a treat- some stale bread!
I glanced into the nesting boxes, out of habit more than expectation, and what did I see?!
Our first egg! Courtesy of our "mutt" chicken, a grey hen named Paula Deen!
It's definitely tinted, almost pink! Pretty small, too.
And on Tuesday, I got another egg! Monday and Tuesdays eggs!
We also got another egg on Wednesday!
You guys that keep chickens were so right- once they start laying, they lay!
I also keep hearing that when one hen starts laying, it "encourages" other hens to start laying, so yesterday we started speculating as to which hens might start laying (since we have 5 that are old enough to lay) next!
This morning, I went out and there was our first BLUE egg!
And the layer was Keelin's big Araucana hen, Reeses!
Here are the eggs so far from this week!
Paula Deen is an afternoon layer (and I wrote this post around lunch time on Thursday), so my guess is that after I lay Jackson down for a nap there will be another pinkish egg waiting for me in the nesting box!
I feel SO relieved, you guys.
We spent money getting the coop ready, getting the hens, feeding all of the chickens-
It's like waiting for water to boil, waiting for them to start laying.
But now we know that we have two laying hens
and hopefully, the rest will follow :)