I am proud to announce our first egg! Laid yesterday morning by our lovely, 19 week old Delaware pullet.
I know you all are standing by with bated breath, absolutely overcome with curiosity to know where she laid it. In my thoughtfully and carefully constructed 3R nest boxes??? Not exactly.
I suppose that under them is better than somewhere outside. I did have a heads-up on this because the day before she had been in that spot, fussing about for the longest time. (Much to the amazement of several onlooking chickens...
... who must have known that something new and wonderful was taking place.)
Weighing in at 1.1 ounce, it is small, as first eggs are. To give you an idea for comparison ....
UPDATE: Just before I was about to hit the "publish post" button, Dan brought in her second egg, freshly laid this morning. It looks about the same size, but weighs in at 1.2 oz.
Of course I'm curious as to who'll start laying next. I'll know which breed by egg color. 19 weeks is a tad early, but then Delawares are known for their early maturing. Hopefully though, somebody will be kind enough to use my nest boxes. :)
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