First Egg!!

After what seems like years of waiting (but what was really only months) we got our first egg on Sunday.  Our hens are 25 weeks old so it’s about time!

We found it tucked up under the nesting boxes (not in them) at about 3 pm.  It wasn’t there at 10 am when we checked so it was laid sometime between.  We are pretty sure it came from the hen we call red.  We didn’t really name our hens we just call them by the color of the band on their leg.  She is the largest hen of the bunch and also was the first to grow a comb and she seemed pretty pleased with herself all day.

We are pretty sure this egg came from the hen on the top right of this picture

Now were not sure we can eat this egg, we’ve been waiting so long that it seems anticlimactic.  It’s very small (as all first eggs are) and all we can seem to do with it is take pictures!!  We’ll save it for tomorrow and hopefully scramble it up with a friend or two for breakfast.


  1. Jennie- Team Dean September 20, 2011 8:26 am Reply

    YEAH! congrats…we found our third last night so we had breakfast for dinner! Glad your girls are not free loading anymore!

  2. kitsapFG September 21, 2011 7:33 am Reply

    Congratulations on the arrival of the first egg. Many will soon follow. The wait feels long but really it is amazing how fast they begin producing.

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