There is something genuinely exciting about opening up a laying box and finding an egg for the first time. Pox was the first to start, and she likes to lay them around 1pm. The day after she started laying, she became a different hen!
Pox no longer approaches me to peck at my hands, but in hopes I'll stroke her back. One morning, the 3 hens had made it all the way across the pasture next to our home. When Pox heard me come outside, she ran all the way back, found her way through the fence and hopped up on the white picket fence to settle down for some pets. I didn't know that chickens could be so cute!
I believe only two of them are laying at the moment, and I'm finding 1-2 in the laying boxes per day. I'm not sure which one has joined Pox in the grownup world, I haven't managed to catch her in the act!
The eggs are rich and the yolks are yellow-orange in color. The shells have been hard and the dogs and I have been thoroughly enjoying them! It is wonderful to have farm fresh, organic eggs produced right outside our door.