Monday, July 11, 2011

The first eggs have arrived!

I've been keeping an eye on the nest boxes in the morning, but don't always peak around the corner where the feeder and waterer are hanging. I went back there this evening to shake the feeder and voilà, there were two brown eggs in the back of the coop. They should be from the Golden Comets, which they say can start laying around 18 weeks. Today is exactly 18 weeks since the chicks were shipped. Being the first ones, they're kind of small, but should get to be large eggs in time.

The spot on the floor where I found them.

Compared to a large white egg we had in the fridge.

Next to a few large white eggs.


  1. YAY!!!! Are they laying in the boxes? Do you have two layers or just one and that's two day's worth?

    CONGRATS! Ours started 5 days ago - we have 1 layer. LOL

  2. We keep missing each other posting on fb and on our blogs. Funny. Anyway, they laid these on the floor. And as I posted on fb, I can't remember if I looked in the back of the coop yesterday or not, so I'm not sure if it was one hen laying over two days or if two laid today. It's been HOT here, but no matter, I just fried them and made an egg sandwich with pepper jack cheese and Tabasco. Very tasty.