October 1, 2015

Queen of the Roost

Shelley at 9 months old in the nesting box.
She's the Queen of the Roost.

Our three hens are making good progress.  That is two of the three hens are now laying eggs.  And about once a week the leader of the hens has double yolkers. 

Shelley has always been at the top of the pecking order and was the first to lay eggs starting around 8 months old near the end of our winter.  And now a second hen is laying too.  It was so awesome to check the nesting boxes and find two eggs one morning.  It's amazing how something so simple made me so happy and proud. 

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