eight is great

Yesterday was the first day (we think) that all eight Big Girls laid the same day–in other words, eight for eight!

They’ve been laying in prime spring mode for a while now.  Maybe six weeks?  Why can’t I remember??  We started in the four to five eggs per day range and for a month now we’ve had six to seven per day.  But yesterday was all eight!

We actually had seven of the eight by 1:00 in the afternoon.  Cleo was the last to lay.  At least we are pretty sure she was the last one.  She was being loud and a spaz (although that’s not actually unusual) in the coop in mid- to late afternoon.  When I went out to the coop to shut up the chickens last night, one final egg was in the Most Favored Nation Nest Box.  There was a feather on it that looks more like Hawkeye’s than Cleo’s, but we’re pretty sure it’s Cleo’s egg given her silliness a few hours earlier.

Here are two photos from yesterday (I know, gasp!).

Yesterday’s haul (asparagus, the first seven eggs, and rhubarb from one plant):

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And Ms. Cleo’s egg avec feather on chicken kitchen towel (bien sur):

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2 Responses to eight is great

  1. Nice when it happens!

  2. Lisa Kozleski says:

    Yay for photos! Yay for eggs! I bet they are DELICIOUS!

    [Lethbridge College]Lisa Kozleski
    Senior writer and editor
    Lethbridge College
    Lisa.kozleski@lethbridgecollege.ca
    403-320-3202 X5778

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