Finally after feeding the chickens for three and a half weeks one of their number has decided to repay me with an egg. About time!
I expect with the shorter days that a certain tardiness in the commencement of their egg laying lives has to be expected. They are supposed to start laying between eighteen and twenty two weeks. With this Friday being the completion of twenty two weeks from hatching it looks as if they might all just about get a handle on their obligations within the expected parameters.
Today's solitary egg is somewhat small. Certainly no danger of it rolling out of the egg cup.