Esmeralda, our four month old Barred Rock hen, laid her first egg yesterday! OK. I know there are about a gajillion “urban farm” blogs out there announcing the first eggs laid by their sweet backyard hens. But how could I not mention ours? It is SO beautiful. So pink and speckled and small.
You raise chicks, build them a coop, and then all of a sudden they actually lay eggs. I know it is the most common of biological occurrences, but it still strikes me as improbable, and wonderful, and even miraculous.
Thank you, Esmeralda!