Grouped together in this picture is Miss blossom's lighter egg at the top, with Miss Daisy's first egg, and as you can see, Daisy's egg has a dark reddish streak on it. If you will also notice, Miss Daisy's first egg is actually quite large compared to the product of Miss Blossom's two week laying prowess. As I understand it, a chicken starts laying small eggs at first, and then get larger as they continue laying.
I was relieved that she finally laid her first egg just after noon, and then as I held the fruit of her labor in my hand and looked at that reddish streak on the shell, I wondered if it was blood. When I had taken the eggs inside, I went back to the chicken run and inspected Daisy's vent, I was concerned that she might have a prolapse. Thankfully she did not have a prolapse and I did not see any blood coming from her vent - whew! I am hoping that tomorrow, Miss Daisy will lay her egg with no further discomfort, and settle into an uneventful egg laying career. And now I'm expecting an egg from Miss Buttercup any day now. Hopefully she won't have such a hard time laying her first egg.