Monday, January 17, 2011

Egg Day!

Our Buttercup laid her first egg (for us). She was about a year old and an experienced layer when we got her in October, but was molting. The timing was such that she simply took a few weeks rest, until after the solstice. January 15 was long enough, and she laid a beautiful medium-sized tinted egg. She laid a second one this morning, Monday.
So my husband enjoyed fresh eggs for breakfast today!

I hope our White Dorking gets the idea soon. The Colored Dorking cockerel is trying to mate with her. Thus far, she's not very interested. Once she starts laying, I'll wait about three weeks before collecting eggs to hatch. I'm eager to get a clutch from that pair.
For now, I'm happy to have at least one laying.

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