Wednesday, October 5, 2011

6 in 9

Since Betty started laying last Tuesday, we've had 6 eggs in 9 days. Not bad, Betty, not bad. There were two days in a row where she didn't lay anything and I was getting worried that she might have been egg bound, but on the morning of the 3rd day there was a brown egg waiting for us, saving Betty from some pretty disturbing interference (do you know how to lubricate the vent of a chicken?).
Yesterday for lunch we enjoyed some omelettes a la Betty, along with hashbrowns from our potatoes. Such satisfaction!
So far, raising chickens has been a rewarding and joyful experience, and surprisingly easy! (I probably just jinxed myself with that.) It is an experience that I highly recommend!

Betty lays the egg outside the nest box 50% of the time. Oh Betty!

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