* Lester laid an egg!

Posted on February 19th, 2011 by maitreya. Filed under Chickens.

Eggwatch 2011 is in full swing.  Lester won, laying the first egg this morning.  I just happened to be cleaning their coop when I noticed she was sitting in the back and making a new clucking sound.  The last few days, she’s been crouching when I come near, which looks like a mating behavior, so I thought her time must be close.


I probably seem crazy to any of my neighbors who might have been watching.  As soon as Lester got up and looked at her creation, I said LESTER YOU DID IT!  Then Hester saw the egg and of course started pecking it.  I said NO THAT’S MY EGG and grabbed it away.  It was warm, and is a pretty good size.  I’ve read that they’ll get bigger.

Who will be next?  Will Hester step up, or will Sue come in from behind?

4 Responses to “Lester laid an egg!”

  1. Radha Says:

    hahahaha, love picturing that story

  2. nanette Says:

    We love when our chickens lay for us. It makes me so happy to eat eggs from our own hens.

  3. Baird Says:

    There’s nothing like holding a blood-warm egg in your hand, just fresh from the chicken. Way to go, Lester!

  4. Ariel Says:

    Did you eat it; was it delicious?


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