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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Our First Egg!

For the last 6 months I have been patiently waiting on my chickens to lay. Every time I would go outside to check on my chickens I would hold my breath a little before looking in their coop. I was hoping to see a little brown egg waiting for me. I started thinking my chickens were defective, they weren't going to lay. Then one fateful day last week, Savannah and I went to clean the chicken coop and we saw it. Our first egg. We were both so excited. At that time I wasn't sure which chicken had laid the egg. But today that mystery was solved! I went to give the chickens some food and found my Momma chicken and Snowball in the coop. When they got up I had two eggs! I could tell that Snowball had been the first one to lay, and today was Momma chickens first egg. I don't have a picture of Momma's egg to put on here yet (it is coming...don't worry) but here is Snowballs egg. If you don't know, Snowball is a small white cochin. She is very sweet and loves to be held. She always lets the kids pick her up. Even though her eggs are small, they are dense and have a very large yolk.





This is linked to Barn Hop, Miscellany Mondays

5 comments:

  1. I can sense the excitement! I remember feeling the same way about my very first tomato! ;-)

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  2. The first egg is always an exciting event! Snowball is a very pretty little hen.

    Kateri @ Dandelion Haven

    http://dandelionhaven.blogspot.com

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  3. Congrats!!!! Isn't it exciting. I know the feelings well.

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  4. We're waiting for our first egg too!

    I hope it comes soon. I'm growing impatient.

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Thanks so much for your encouraging words!