Four months exactly from the day I brought my baby chicks home they’ve given me my first egg. It’s a tiny little thing, light brown, flecked with reddish marks. The shell feels good and sturdy so I guess they’re nourished properly, but I’ll need to get some oyster shells to provide the extra calcium the hens need to continue making strong eggshells. Time for a trip to the beach!
I wonder which of the girls laid this baby egg. It could be Violet, she’s the largest.
Or maybe Fern, her comb and wattle are well-developed.
Maybe it’s Rosemary…
Perhaps Willow has started to lay.
Possibly pretty Petal is producing!
It doesn’t really matter, I’m sure they’ll all be giving me eggs soon enough.