Our chooks have finally laid their first egg!!!
We’ve got 4 chooks raised from chicks, two are Leghorns, one Australorp, and one Araucana. The Leghorns and the Australorp are about 25 to 26 weeks old, and the Araucana’s 23 weeks. We’ve been eagerly checking for eggs since 6 weeks ago!!
We suspect the layer is the bigger leghorn, Ingham. She’s been pacing in and out of the coop and jumping up and down into the sleeping and nesting area several times all morning. She stayed in the nest even when Freya (the other leghorn) was calling, but the two leghorns are usually inseparable and call out to each other whenever any one of them’s out of sight.
We let them into the part of the garden where we had some veggies growing because we were in there clearing up some rubbish. While they were foraging, I noticed there’s secretion from Ingham’s vent, so I tried to pick her up to inspect. But being leghorns and without food in my hands, she runs away. Wasn’t in the mood to chase chooks, so I stepped back and was planning to observe from a distance , then I noticed there’s a little egg sitting on the grass ^^” in the open….. where the chooks just been… kinda weird ~ but we are happy ^___^ hope she doesn’t get in the habit of laying in random places.
Here’s the egg comparing with a 50c coin and a shop bought small egg.
Can’t wait for the first blue egg ~ and I hope the Australorp would be alright laying her eggs as she’s a cripple and can’t get up the nest by herself.