Well, we've done it! Out of our first batch of chicks we got this past summer, we have an egg! :)
We've been waiting patiently over the past few weeks wondering "who" was going to lay the first egg. As the girl's combs began to fill out and turn from pink to red, we knew that them laying time was getting closer. Our Penelope seems to be the most developed of all of them, so we think she's the lucky one.
The egg was surprisingly huge. We were expecting something really deformed and unusable, but lo and behold this one is larger than our store bought large eggs. (Ours is on the right)
I thought this would also be a great time to post the origami chicken that my son made for me a few weeks ago for my birthday. You know you've crossed over to being a chicken lover when your family starts to include things such as this for personal gifts. I was completely impressed at the time and effort he went to in researching and making this for me. I had to include the first egg with his creation. :)
Life is good... Now, how hard is it to eat this treasure we've been waiting on for months? Well, we may have to plan something special. :)