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Sunday, February 17, 2013
A late layer
We've waited, and waited, and waited. "When is she going to start? She's 8 months old already!"; we locked her in the coop for a week, under suspicion that she is hiding her eggs in some remote spot. After the week was over we gave up, let her out, and decided she will make up her mind to lay eventually.
And so she did... today, I saw her walking all over the yard with our rooster, while he showed her all the usual laying spots, describing their advantages in a soft clucking voice. It was so funny; they were like a house-shopping couple. "No, honey, I want windows that face south!"
And finally, I found the first egg from her right in the middle of the yard! It's a lovely extra-large cream-colored egg. You can see it in the middle. On one side of it is a White Leghorn egg; on the other, a smallish one I got from my pretty Israeli hen.
I love my chickens. They are so cute, and provide hours of enjoyable observation!