My 13 young hens have really started laying in the past few weeks. My husband built them 9 nest boxes in the chicken coop, and they love to go in and sit each day. It seems before they lay they squawk a lot, then they settle down in a nest box and build up the nest. Soon enough, they go outside to play with everyone else, leaving an egg behind.
Today they gave me 7 eggs - that's the most in 1 day so far. Last week I found a 2.1 oz egg in one of the nest boxes. That's the largest egg so far.
My husband called it "the torpedo".
The torpedo on the right, one of our normal-sized 1.9 oz large eggs on the left
Over the weekend I cracked open "the torpedo", and sure enough, it had a double yolk. The first double yolk egg from my hens! I remember when I was a child I always was excited to get a double yolk egg in the store-bought eggs.
I feel like a kid again!
Does anyone else still get excited about the simple things like double-yolk eggs from their hens?