Weekend Snapshots: Olive's First Egg
January 13, 2014
Finally, at nine months of age, Olive Snook laid her first egg. On Saturday afternoon, she built herself a nest on top of the isolation cage where we usually store our fresh hay, and that's where we found her, sitting on her beautiful, dark brown, speckled egg. You can see the difference in color from our other brown egg layer, Seven, in the photo above.
Thanks to contributions from both Seven and Olive, we're up to a dozen eggs this month, and we're expecting Amy and Starbuck to start back up any day now. From what I've read, this spring will be their most productive egg laying season, ever, so I'll be keeping track of the numbers as best I can for reference.