All the Single Ladies...

...are now laying!

In all the quasi-excitement of Hurricane Sandy yesterday, I forgot to mention it, but when I went out to gather eggs, there were four:

We knew for a few days that Abigail was laying now, but yesterday was the first time we've had all four chickens lay on the same day. Maybe the howling winds scared the eggs right out of them?

Anyway, our flock is small enough that we know which eggs belong to which chicken. Dolley lays the dark brown ones, and Sally lays the light brown, sometimes pinkish ones. The green ones are from Martha and Abigail. Abigail's eggs are ever-so-slightly more tan than Martha's (it's the one toward the top of the photo), and hers are more likely to be under the nesting box rather than inside it. 

So there you have it: 6 months and 11 days after arriving at our door, our chicks are all grown up and laying lovely eggs for us. Success!


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