Tuesday, February 15, 2011

my first lay

now that i have your attention....i am talking chickens and eggs. teehee. you see my rhode island red, lucy, has been on hiatus to have a mini-molt and just starting laying again two days ago. i  just now went to the coop for a visit, share some grapes and i got to see her lay. although i have had my chickens for almost a year, i have yet to see one lay an egg. i go out there and the eggs are waiting for me or a girl is on the nest, but i never get to see mother nature in action. i mean to be there, right there, when it falls out of her bottom, that is until a few minutes ago. i quietly watched her as she turned around, scratched the bedding, turned around again, again, and again, threw a few pine chips on her back, stood up, sweetly chirped and plop! that beautiful egg hit the bottom of the nest box like a golf ball bouncing on wood. it was so coooooool. i know, i know, i am not right, but you knew that already. here is a picture of it minutes old, perfectly clean and warm.

i know some of you don't get it, but i think is fascinating. man, if only i could lay an egg like that without any expensive drugs, then maybe i would not have had such a hard time getting pregnant. way to go lucy girl!

enjoy, beth


jezinthekitchen said...

I love the colors of the eggs you get ... and that one looks HUMONGOUS. I am much awed by Lucy at this moment :)

Barbara Bakes said...

Next time take a video so we can all see! Very cool!

Driving three Prince Girls said...

This city girl thinks that is pretty cool. Not cool enough to keep my own chickens, but cool just the same!!!!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Beth, we have several Rhode Island reds and they do lay the best eggs! A lot of ours are double yokers!
The chickens are laid up at the hoetal!