I went into the coop to feed the chickens this evening. The chickens that were inside started walking out their door when I heard a knocking sound. I looked down to find a small egg being kicked into the wall by the doorway!
YAY! Our first egg! I yelled at my hubby who was refilling the water in the chicken run and I held the egg outside the chicken door. He came running into the coop and started scanning the nesting boxes. JACKPOT! There was another egg in one of the nesting boxes! Someone was watching and learning where the eggs go!
While the chickens have been fun and entertaining, we’ve been waiting for this day when they start paying back! The eggs were smaller than store bought eggs which is normal for newbie chickens. Luckily they weren’t as small as marbles like I’ve seen in pictures of first eggs. Plus they were perfect on the inside. Nothing weird like double yolks or eggs inside of eggs. I’ve seen that first hand and it’s a freaky. And YES, we did eat the eggs the next morning and they were delicious! I’m glad there were two eggs so that each of us could have our own fried egg.
UPDATE: The holiday weekend resulted in a high yield! On Labor Day we got 5 eggs! That means 5 birds worked hard on the holiday! One of those eggs are blue which is what the Araucanas lay. They taste the same, but just tend to be a little smaller than the brown eggs. I’m so happy that all eggs except the first are being laid in the nesting boxes. Those girls learned quick!
Wanna see us frying up our first eggs? Check out the video on What the Flocks YouTube Channel: