Egg production has been on hiatus for the Winter – that’s just what chickens do. It makes me more grateful for the first signs of Spring when I see the first eggs. Henny is back at work, laying her extra large brown eggs (overachiever!) and the Peeps (Buffy and Blanca) are coming into their own in the egg department.
The first egg from a hen feels like a baby’s first steps and their hen songs like their first words.
I was able to carefully peek into the nest today and snap a picture of Buffy with her second egg. If you look really closely you, too, can see Buffy and her egg.
I think this should go into her baby book, don’t you?
Henny hovers around the hen house door waiting her turn. Blanca has taken the lead solo in the egg-laying opera, singing out a gentle song as Henny and Buffy are in the nest. She launches into a full Alleluia chorus as Buffy exits the nest and walks down the ramp.
I wonder if Buffy with sing her a song as Blanca begins laying. All in all, it makes my heart swell with pride for these girls.