On Thursday, our lovely hen Anne Elliot laid her first egg. And on Friday, she gave us another one.
Laying eggs would seem to be a strange activity for our young hen. She spent the hour prior to the event, pacing around, fussing and vocalizing. She pushed the bedding around in her nest box, and sat there looking very hen-like.
We clearly need to line the nest box with something softer than what's there, because this egg had a rough landing.
These eggs are quite small, which is not surprising for a new layer. Here's a size comparison between our two eggs, and a commercial egg.
I'm predicting that Harriet lays the next one. I think Robb's betting on Isabella. Lydia has always been the late bloomer, so we're not pinning our hopes on her.