Well, the wait is finally over. Our chickens have started to produce. There was much excitement for that first egg- it was unexpected, and I posted status updates to Twitter and Facebook and it even warranted a call to Ross to exclaim ” THE CHICKENS HAVE LAID AN EGG!”.
Kale was very proud of the egg, too. We scooped it up preciously and had to take pictures for posterity. I was surprised at how perfectly formed it was. I was half expecting the shell to be rough or uneven, but it is smooth, and a lovely shade of creamy browny-pink.
The chickens laid one egg on September 6th, another on September 8th, and then we went away for the weekend. Our house and Moo-sitter exclaimed there were TWO eggs in there on the Saturday morning, and another Sunday. Again, one more today. The hens are finally real chickens! Pullets no more.
Is it weird if I am a little proud of them?