There it is! Oh joy, oh rapture! Miss Olive has laid her first egg! I'm so "egg"cited I can hardly stand it! Isn't it just beautiful? Can you tell that I'm so proud to be the owner of an olive-egger hen? I know, you must be thinking I've lost it, but ever since I decided I wanted to raise chickens (about a year ago), and then saw that there were chickens that laid green eggs, well....I just had to have one! And now here I am, the proud possessor of a sweet little French Blue Copper Maran/ Araucana cross, named Miss Olive, who lays those gorgeous green eggs!
Earlier this morning, around 11:30 am, I went out to the little coop (it's warmer in the winter than the larger coop) to see if I had any eggs to collect, and I saw little Miss Olive in the right-side egg box just milling around. I thought, "Oh how cute, she must be curious as to why the other girls sit in these boxes." I Just didn't expect her to lay for another 2 weeks or so. Then I went outside again at 1:50 p.m. to see if my more reliable layers (Miss Myrtle, and Miss Daisy) had graced me with an egg, and this is the wonderful surprise that met me as I opened the lid. I think my squeal of surprised delight was heard a few states to the west, if you occupy any of those states, sorry if I startled you!
Anyway, this was such a wonderful event in my life (sad but true), in what has been a miserable week, as I'm sick with a terrible head cold. I fairly skipped back to the house with my treasure in hand, forgetting for a few moments my cranial misery. Even so, I just had to take the time and share this wonderful event with you, my dear reader, and my fellow chickeners! Now I will be keeping track of her laying prowess, and I'm hoping she will be a good layer. And now, I'm going back to bed and try to rest a little before I brave the frigid So.Cal weather to visit my after hours clinic to get a prescription of antibiotics. Brrr - 54 degrees, it's just brutal out there!