First Egg

Our spring chickens are maturing. Five of our chicks have made it this far — one died and two grew into roosters and left for new homes. We’ve been waiting to see if there are any other roosters in the bunch. We know one is not because someone laid her first egg yesterday.

Gross, eh? It has no shell — which sometimes happens for the first egg or so. We were laughing that the bird thought the coil of hose was a nest. John and I really need to finish that new coop we’ve been working on and get the nest boxes in place. We are so close.


  1. Megan (mommatothebear on SM) said

    Kind of a bummer that you got so many roosters in this bunch! Yeah that first egg looks pretty gross.

  2. Ivory Soap said

    Omigosh! I didn’t know the first one could look like that! Ewww. I have four chickens in my backyard, but they won’t be ready to lay until the beginning of September. I’m glad to know that this is a possibility. Otherwise I would have thought they were ill.



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