Finally! Chicken #9 has laid her first egg! Chicken #7 (Smokey) started laying but after a month or so of laying, she quit. She’s also the chicken that was most intimidated by Lynn (who doesn’t have a number . . because . . well . . you know what happened last week!). Maybe Smokey will get over her trauma and start laying again soon.
This morning Vince let me sleep late. Too bad Speck woke me up at 7:15! Vince did morning chicken duty and there were no eggs. Then I went out about 9 and there were still no eggs. Got busy and didn’t go out again til about 4:30 and there were 8 eggs!
See the egg right in the middle on top? That’s the first egg Chicken #9 has laid. 10 months!! Everyone told us they would lay when they were 5 months old! 10 months it took #9. Those Ameraucanas lay pretty eggs but they sure were slow to get started and they definitely do not lay every day. The Red Stars . . an egg from each chicken almost every day! The color of the eggs is kinda washed out in the picture but the new layer’s egg is a beautiful aqua! The other colored egg is on the avocado shade of green. Aren’t they pretty? I’m so happy with my chickens!
And, just so you know, they do all have names. We don’t go by numbers around here. We’re much too creative for that! But, in order to protect the privacy of my chickens, and the reputation of 7 famous (or maybe infamous) politicians, I will never refer to my chickens by their real names on here. Except .. Lynn and Ruby . . those are real names. The other 8 . . nope, we aren’t ever going to mention them by name on here!