We have been noticing subtle changes in our girls. Although for the past couple months they have seemed to be pretty well developed, their combs and wattles have been growing. In addition, they have been acquiring some odd behaviors...
Secondly, they had created a nest in the straw in one of the nest boxes in the coop. I don't know about you, but I was really starting to think something was up.
Well, yesterday morning as I was getting ready I heard one of the chickens make their new "noise". I happened to be near the window and looked out to see our two Wyandottes, Goldie and Lacey, run out the pop door of the coop. Hmmmm...I had never seen any of the girls run out of the coop before. Normally their exits are much more dignified with everyone walking out single-file. No pushing, no shoving and definitely no running. So I called to Reilly and asked her to check inside the coop.
And sure enough...
What do you think she happened to find?
Our first egg!
Oh my friends, but that isn't it! Over the course of the day, three of our seven girls laid their first eggs! They may be small right now, but they are beautiful, perfect, amazing...and from our very own backyard chickens.
I think Tom will let me keep the girls for sure now.