I went in to take care of my chickens, and lo and behold, I found an egg!! My chickies are all about five months old now and I've been waiting anxiously for that first egg. It's little, it's brown, and I'm kind of leaning towards one of my Silver Grey Dorkings laying it because over the last week, they suddenly have bright red faces and combs. Now, we just need to get the Buff Orpingtons to catch up, and I get lots of fresh eggs. Yay!
Guess what I'm having for breakfast in the morning?
Windward Farm, Washougal, WA- our work in progress, our money pit, our home!
Isn't that the most exciting find, ever!? I hate to disappoint you, however, but most pullet eggs (those first, tiny, adorable ones) are all white, no yolk. You'll have to wait until they get a bit bigger before they amount to a real egg.
I have 8 Buff Orps who are 5 weeks old right now. They are outside in their new pen enjoying fresh air, grass and big adventures beyond the giant cardboard box!
Congratulations! I remember the first time I found an egg in our coop; I saved it and all the shells from the first dozen or so (yes, I'm a little chicken-nutty). Couldn't think about eating it - it's like that first dollar in a new business. : )