Well, Tony was looking out of the window this afternoon and noticed that there were only three chickens pecking around, so he went outside to locate the 4th and discovered Hyacinth was hanging out in the chicken hutch by herself. So, we opened up the side and found eggs! There were 4 in all, and it's been about a week since we've had it open, so we're not sure if she layed them all or if more than one of the chickens is laying, but either way, we have eggs. It was so much fun finding them. I didn't expect the cheeps to start laying until spring, but there you have it. Here are photos:
Hyacinth looking very pleased with herself:
The eggs in the hutch:
After we washed them off:
When I hooked the camera up to upload the photos I took of the eggs I also found this:
It appears that sometime since the last time I looked on the camera there have been chickens in the kitchen. I'll have to ask the kids about that...