appx 11:00 am
Lady B was in the nest again this morning and provided me with her 5th egg in 6 days by about 11am today!
appx 3:15 pm
We have a second Marans egg! This time she laid it in Lady B’s favorite top-left nest, even though she was hanging out in the top-right nest (the one she used yesterday) earlier today. I’m pretty sure it’s the same Marans hen both days, but they look so similar and I didn’t want to bug her while she was laying, so I’m not positive.
Egg #3 was just found! It is from another EE (as in not Lady B). This one is a little more olive-y green than hers and it was on the floor of the coop instead of a nest (hey, not everyone is perfect!) and it has a little blood on it. As far as I can tell, the little bit of blood is totally normal. Laying an egg is something akin to having a baby and their first one can sometimes cause a little bleeding – ouch!
Anyway, here are some updated egg pics.
A comparison of the two Marans eggs, the first was slightly larger, the second is smaller with more speckles:
A comparison of the new EE egg with one of Lady B’s:
And a close up of today’s new EE egg:
Also, Cori’s chickies over at My Empty Nest Days (the keeper of the other chicks from our McMurray shipment) have suddenly given her a deluge of eggs! After waiting (im)patiently for hers to start once she heard of my first eggs, 5 days went by with nothing and then today she got four eggs all at once! Amazing! Read about it here and here. I do believe we are now in a friendly competition over who gets more first eggs soonest! I currently have the record for soonest first egg (last Friday) and she holds the record for most eggs in a day (4) and most individual chickens laying (4). I’ll keep you posted, of course!