Despite all the chaos going on in the coop these days, I've been monitoring our egg production. We raised 9 pullets this spring, and I planned on them starting to lay their first eggs in July. Well, now it's late July. Hello, ladies, where are my eggs?
I mentioned in my last post that we have 15 older hens: Of these about 10 older hens don't lay at
all and 3 that lay routinely (Big Bonnie, the shelter hen, Penny, the shelter hen, and Candie) and 2 older hens that lay sporadically.
Here is a pic of our eggs. The darker brown ones are Candie's, the medium brown smaller eggs are Penny's, and the large lighter eggs with spots are Bonnie's. The 2 older hen eggs are much smaller and I don't put them in an egg carton, so they won't be mixed up with the larger eggs that we sell or give away. I eat them myself or use them for cooking.
Here are the smaller eggs from the older hens. Wait a minute - what's that smaller egg? We are wondering if maybe one of the new pullets have started laying. I assumed they'd all start laying at around the same time. But maybe, just maybe, one or two of the new pullets have started laying. We'll see - I expect a lot more eggs in the near future!