A Girl's Gotta Knit

A blog about opening A Swell Yarn Shop, knitting and the rest of the stuff that makes life fun :)

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Our first eggs!

OK, I will try to keep my overwhelming enthusiasm to a minimum with this post :)
Yep, after two straight days of our Speckled Sussex clucking non-stop, Wednesday just after 3pm she layed her first egg. Since she had been clucking non-stop for so long, I hadn't really thought much of it on Wednesday...but the added squaks caught my attention. She was going on and on and on. Then she found her way to the nesting box and our Barred Rock went in and joined her (I think more for moral support because she was making such a fuss).
After a bit the Barred Rock stood up and I heard a little thud. I admit I gasped a little with excitement right then at the thought that we might have gotten our first egg.
I waited a little longer for the Sussex to stop clucking and walk away too...she was not leaving! She was too busy building a nest around herself! So Ken reached in through the chicken door and she hopped out of the nest.
Each had layed their very first eggs at the same time!
And let me tell you what, she had a thing or two to say about her eggs being taken! Oh My Gosh...I didn't know a chicken could get so angry!
Needless to say, it was a very exciting chicken day on the Kreutzer Critter Farm! :)


At 12:15 AM, Blogger Emily said...

WOOOHOOO!! Congratulations!

I wish our little red hen and barred rock would lay. We bought two Delawares that were already laying, but those others are supposed to start any time now.

That's neat that you got two first eggs at the same time!

At 7:11 AM, Anonymous Bobbi said...

I'm SO jealous! I've always wanted to raise chickens of my own. At least I can live vicariously through your entries!!


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