Sunday, August 28, 2011

Finally Eggs!

Chickens are "suppose" to start laying eggs when they are about five months old.  Ours didn't.  They have taken so long that I was on the verge of thinking we had the only non laying chickens on the face of the earth.  They are so over due to have laid an egg that I thought I might have to have the crock pot conversation with them.  But today, ah today, Spark went out to do chores and came back with three hard shelled beauties. 

Finally girls, it's about time.


Amy Dingmann said...

Good things come to those that wait! At least you knew they could start laying at 5 months. When we first started out with chickens, we were told it was 7 imagine our surprise when the 5 month old hens were laying up a storm!

Congrats on the eggs. Nothing better than an egg from the backyard!

jugglingpaynes said...

They're just late bloomers! Or maybe they needed thoughts of the crock pot for inspiration!

Peace and Laughter,