We got our first egg the other day. It's rather small and I'm not sure if that's because it's an early egg or if something is missing from our hens diet. I'm going to have to get out the chicken books. It's pretty perfect though. I think only one of our girls is laying at the moment and she has been laying every day for the past 3 days. There is lots of excitement here as we look forward to finding many more eggs in those nesting boxes.
Eggs are one of my favorite protein sources. I ate them on a regular basis when I was pregnant. I'm dreaming of the day when we can collect enough during the week that we can have quiche for dinner on the weekends. Omelets, poached egg on salad, french toast, meringues, oh so many things to look forward to.
A little side note: The past few weeks our chickens have gotten very very noisy. Is this common when they start laying? Has anyone else noticed that change in their hens when they reach laying age?