Weekend Snapshots: Olive's First Egg

January 13, 2014

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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.

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Olive Snook on her first egg...it's a beaut!

    It is always thrilling to have them all laying..Looks like come Spring you will not be wanting for eggs! xo

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  2. Ahhhh that's so exciting!! And what a gorgeous egg, I love that shade of brown. Hoping this is the first of many this spring :)

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  3. YAY OLIVE!!!!!! I had to break quick to read this to my daughter....

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  4. Yay! That's great and its a beautiful egg. And so beautiful photos:)

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  5. That's a pretty one too! All of our dark and blue egg layers are off right now, so I'm missing them.

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  6. Preciosas fotos soy fan de los huevos frescos y orgànico,saludos y abrazos.

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  7. Woo! Go Olive! It'll be interesting to see how much she lays now!

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