Back in May, Madeleine crocheted this little egg basket from twine. Cute, eh? She's precocious, too.
August 26, 2009
Our precocious chickens
Our six chickens are officially laying hens now, on their 17 week birthday! We were expecting to wait another month for eggs, but we found four eggs today. Two of them were broken, but two are absolutely perfect. Luckily, Madeleine had a hunch to look in the nest boxes today, because I wasn't thinking eggs yet at all. We saw Lisa, one of the white ones, in one box, and the other nest box was used as well. I have no idea how they know to lay in the nest boxes but I'm glad they do as I was worried they would leave eggs all over.