I have wondered recently if Autumn was getting ready to lay. She had taken an interest in the laying girls while in the nest box. She had also taken to scratching in the chicken shed every morning while I was cleaning up.
This afternoon I could hear a girl scratching in the chicken shed and when I investigated Autumn was settled in the corner.
I checked on Autumn a couple of times and she was still in. When I next checked she was out and there was her egg in the corner of the chicken shed.
Autumn’s first egg is only a little bigger than Mango’s egg. They usually start off small though and gradually get bigger.
Autumn is six and a half months old and I wasn’t sure if she was going to start laying before spring so this was a lovely surprise. Well done Autumn!