When I collected our 9th egg yesterday I noticed that it looked kinda different. It's the lower one in the picture. The ones I've been collecting have speckles on them and this one didn't. My first thought was that the speckles were temporary and we wouldn't be getting anymore that way. Then when I collected the 10th egg today it was speckled. So I think that both Laverne and Lucille are laying now, but the best proof will be when I get two eggs on the same day!
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
So I have all the walls up and the first coat of paint. The roof is ready for singles (that will the scary part!) I'm taking advantage of the warm weather and getting the bulk of the painting done. I got most of the first coat done on Monday but I ran out of paint snd daylight! All the trim around the doors and corners have to be added and they will be painted white. Still lots to do!
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Yes two days later we got our second egg! This one was in the nest box. I'm very happy that they figured it out. I was worried they would lay one again in the coop, which would increase the chances of it breaking and then someone would discover how delicious they are! Once you get a chicken that is an egg eater its very hard to break them of the habit.
The egg skelter is filling up! Don't worry, I'll probably only post the first 20 eggs, I'm sure the excitement will wear off by then!
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
I'm so excited, we got our first egg! I just set up the nest boxes over the weekend, I had them blocked off cause all they would do is poop in it. I put curtains in front to make them a little darker. I used Batman fabric of course.
When I got home from work I let them out to free range and thought I'd just look to see if the was an egg. You could tell someone had scratched around in them but no egg. Then as I was closing the nest box door I glanced in the coop window and there was an egg laying on the floor of the coop!
It was a brown egg so it was from either Laverne or Lucille. I'm going to blow it out and keep the empty shell.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
|Bert and the girls|
|Laverne and Queen Ann|
|Queen Ann and Laverne|
|Laverne, Lucille and Queen Ann|