Tales of Chookonia #5: Finally!

Laying has begun!

The Girls have been studiously ignoring their tastefully appointed nesting boxes up till now. However, having provided them with an alternative out in the chook yard instead of inside the hen house (an Air B-egg-B, if you like), they have decided to finally take the hint. It’s nice and brown, and isn’t even as small as I’d expect a first egg to be.

This is almost certainly Ruth’s work. Currently, she’s the only one that looks ready to lay, although a couple of the others are nearly there. She’s large, her bum is very fluffy, her comb is larger than the others, and both comb and wattles are bright red. She’s also quite assertive about her place at the feeder and at rushing me when I come to the chook run, in case there’s some super-tasty snackage going.

Hopefully Elizabeth, Blanche, Peachy and Lacey follow suit soon.  Freshly-laid poached eggs on buttered toast: the food of the gods.

I must go and sort out some egg boxes…

33 thoughts on “Tales of Chookonia #5: Finally!

  1. Marty K says:

    Congratulations on the first egg!

  2. Dayphoto says:

    Very nice…fresh eggs! Yummmm

  3. Ohhhh 😍 Super fine 💝🐤

  4. anne54 says:

    Eggcellent work Ruth! Hopefully your leadership will inspire the others, especially at the Air B-egg-B. (That made me chuckle!)

    • katechiconi says:

      I have seen Ruth investigating it this morning. You never know… But judging by appearance and behaviours, the next in line will be Peachy. Time will tell.

  5. Happy egg days ahead 👏

  6. Eggs, Eggs, Eggs! How delightful, best thing of all to eat!

    • katechiconi says:

      They’re sort of miraculous, aren’t they. To create something like that from the inside out and then squeeze it out nearly every day….The Girls have my utmost respect!

  7. Freshly laid, lucky you !!

  8. claire93 says:

    the first of many ^^

  9. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations on your chook-fruit!

  10. nanacathy2 says:

    My mouth is watering…..

  11. Going Batty in Wales says:


  12. How eggsiting!! Yay for an egg. Here’s hoping for an omelette.

    • katechiconi says:

      Currently, we’re at 3 eggs, one of them eaten already, poached on buttered toast. I think we’ll need a few more for an omelette, but it looks as if at least one of the Girls is laying regularly.

  13. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Eggs from your own chooks taste sooo much better than the ones from the supermart !!!

  14. magpiesue says:

    Congratulations! (Mostly to Ruth I guess 😉)

  15. cedar51 says:

    I hope there has already been a few more eggs…and of course happiness both in the chook yard and the humans kitchen

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