Thursday, June 30, 2011

An Auspicious Event

Today was a momentous day. Early this morning, one of our bright and spoiled chickens headed into the nesting box and fluffed herself down. It was amazing that she was able to concentrate with Aidan and Chloe peeking in on her every few minutes. You would have thought their child was in labor with all of the handwringing and anxious pacing while they waited for her to get off the nest. I kept telling Aidan that it might be a false alarm as our chickens have appeared to be "practicing" for the last few days. But no sooner then I had gone inside when Aidan bursts in through the door yelling at the top of his lungs, "AN EGG...AN EGGGG!!"

Sure enough, Tikka, 20 weeks and one day, had produced the finest first egg ever.

Here she is, the queen of the day. Aidan caught 3 fat flies to reward her efforts. (Far be it from her to have to catch her own flies.)


  1. Yay little chicken! You go girl! Can't believe how grown up your chickens are already. :) Wish I'd been there to see it.