Oh Liesl, you darlin’ hen. Thank you. Now we can have green eggs and ham.
The hens are starting to lay, despite the crazy heat. So far, Dumpling, Rosy and Lucy (our Rhode Island Reds), Gretchen, and now Liesl, have all laid eggs. This week we’ve typically had 4 eggs a day. Gretchen’s eggs are short, squat, almost spherical and a beautiful deep brown; Dumpling’s eggs are stark white; Rosy and Lucy each a typical beige number.
The thing is you can tell which hen laid the eggs, and not just by the color. The eggs have different shapes, as if the chickens each have differing rates of laying. Like the head of a baby delivered vaginally, the egg may be super pointy if it took it’s merry ol’ time or decidedly flattened and round if it just barreled through. Hmmmm, that sounds familiar. The other thing about the first egg, is that several have been pecked. I think that after laying their first egg, they turn around and peck the egg just to see exactly what all the fuss was about.
So today’s introduction: Liesl protesting the lack of monsoon. I must say I agree.