Today, October 20, 2011, I collected my first egg from the 8 pullets. Goldie [who has a romance with Lucy [my roo who was to have been rehomed on Monday], an Easter Egger, does it first. Now, to start the Layena.The shell is nicely formed—no special items fed. All the chicken seemed to make quite a racket to mark the event. I went to see what was going on and found the egg just below the roost in the South Tower. I would have liked it to have been in the nesting box. Maybe next time.
I noticed Goldie and her suitor in the South Tower and trained a camera on them. I just did not watch and missed the laying. To my knowledge, Lucy stood by. I wonder if any of you saw the laying on the WebCam???
Quite a day for Goldie—an escape, flew over 2 fences, enclosed in my greenhouse, and finally captured by me. I also saw her on top of the nesting box, having walked there through the poop door. Then, on top of all that, she lays an egg—a beautiful egg. I hope with many more to come.