Monday, September 25, 2006
Our First Egg
Pretty exciting day around here!
One of the chickens has been hanging around the nests inside the chicken coop and even though it's pretty early (our chickens are 4 months old and usually they start laying at about 5 1/2 or 6 months), I have been wondering if she was ready to lay an egg. Today when I went in to change the water I glanced at the nests and there it was- a small, but perfectly shaped brown egg. The chicken looked pretty proud of herself.
All of this proves that if you get chickens through the mail, peel the poop off their butts, stress about whether they are warm enough and are eating right, check on them at 2am just to make sure, and then invest hundreds of dollars into a hen house and chicken run, and save their favorite kitchen scraps to give them, you will eventually be rewarded with a small, but beautiful, brown organic egg.