Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tee Hee - We have our first egg...

Of sorts.

I haven't posted for awhile. I have to make use of every bit of cool weather we get here. Besides yard work, I have been canning tomatoes and other goodies that we are getting from our garden. It was a cool, wet spring so it flourished. That is quickly coming to an end. Every thing is getting burned up now so that chore is done for another year. Wait...maybe not. We are going to try to do some fall gardening for the first time. Supposedly that is one of the best times for gardening in Texas.

Now about our first egg:

The hens really aren't supposed to start laying for another month or so. But, we have one that has jumped the gun. Now...it is my understanding that when they first start laying, their eggs may be smaller than they will eventually be. Since the chickens we had before were already laying when we got them, I have no experience to fall back on. It is also my understanding that hens that start laying earlier than expected may lay eggs that are smaller still than those that wait until they are a little older...or within the normal timeframe, I guess.

The white egg on the left is a large egg purchased at the grocery store. That is the size all of our hens are supposed to lay. As you can see, our first little layer's egg hasn't quite made it yet. The one on the left is, of course, the very first egg we've gotten. You won't believe how really cute it is. She also laid another one the same size today.

We are still enjoying the heck out of them. They are so funny.