There are many firsts that we cherish: First crush, first kiss, and of course, first pullet egg from your new chickens.
You remember where you found it, what time it was, and how you first tweeted about it.
It was the morning of August 2nd, tucked away in a corner next to the water tower. It was smaller than a small supermarket egg, but cute! The shell was like 50 grit sandpaper with bumps, and I felt sorry for the hen who laid it.
This is the first time that I have had chickens since I was a boy. These are my wife’s first chickens.
What happened to the egg you might ask? Sunny side up and shared so we got to enjoy it together 🙂
We have gotten a pullet egg per day since the first was laid three days ago. Because hens are supposed to start laying small eggs only once every 3-4 days, it stands to reason that we have three hens that have started to produce. None of our 11 chickens (all about 22 weeks old) have cockledoodledooed, so we presume that they are all girls!
Let the omelets begin!
P.S. We won’t fail to say “Thank You” to our girls every time we collect eggs.