Monday, August 8, 2011

Pullets starting to lay!

Our large White Dorking hen started up a loud egg announcement this morning, so I went out to see what she was cackling about. She doesn't usually bother with so much fuss. No egg in her usual egg box, but my eye was drawn to the corner of the coop beneath it: two lovely light brown eggs!

Perhaps she was claiming credit for them, or perhaps she simply wanted to get attention to these unnoticed eggs. Whatever it was, I was excited to find that the new pullets -- at least one of them -- are laying. They are both the same lovely light tan, so perhaps they are both from Lady Fanny, the Light Sussex. I expect the Partridge Rock will lay darker eggs, but time will tell.

Eggs always feel like a sweet gift. Thanks, girls.

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