Saturday, August 22, 2009


I have been concerned about my chicken.

She has been singing the "i laid an egg song" for a solid month, but i never could find the eggs. I knew it was possible that she hadn't started laying, but i really thought she probably was.....somewhere.

Then today, i was waiting for James to get home from the store so we could go see his dad, and i went outside to look at the chicken but couldn't find her. So i went searching, and i found her huddled up behind some plants next to the side of the house. At first i thought she was sick or injured or something. And so i tried to pick her up, and she kind of stood up, and then i felt them.....EGGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And i kept sticking my hand back down there and kept coming up with more eggs. SEVEN in all! Which means she's probably been laying for at least a week. At least i think that's what it means.

She has been trying to tell me, but i never could find them.

I am so proud and excited! I have been celebrating and doing a little dance every time i think about it!

This is very important to me. If you don't know why, read here.

Finally, a sign of success! Maybe we will really get to have a productive little mini-farm. Maybe maybe maybe there is hope!

So....after i found the eggs, i gathered them on the table and when James got home, i was standing outside grinning bigger than my face and waving him in. COME SEE! COME SEE!

And then we put them in an egg carton and carried them to his dad's so we could show him and Suzanne.

And then we carried them home and took pictures and scrambled a couple and ate them for celebration's sake.

And now i'm sharing my good news with everyone i can find on the internet.

WE HAVE EGGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am beside myself. Just look right there. Here i am typing, and right there i'm still dancing and woohoo-ing.

Thank You, Lord God, for the miracle and coolness of eggs from chickens and for the fabulous blessing of a sign of success!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!


  1. congratulations James and Beth and Daffy..... I am so happy for you all. This is a big day indeed! Your photos all look very professional and martha like..... i thought you nabbed them off the net before I read the post. Yippee DAFFY!!!

  2. I am so excited. I am trading Bantam Roo and Bantam Brahma for one white rock hen 2 years old..... OMG .... her eggs will be fertile for a while so does anyone have any ideas for how I can hatch them. Do you know where I can borrow an incubator or a sitting hen>? OMG..... maybe Juliet will hurry up and raise these youngins and get back on that nest..... Just kidding... she is a great mom.

  3. that is wonderful Beth, I remember when I got my first eggs, and they were so good.

  4. I love hearing about Daffy and it reminds me that Breezes are next and then mine. Breezes Hens a a couple weeks older than my girls..... I wrote 23 weeks on calendar because that is when Daffy laid..... My "due date" is October 13 .....geeze...that seems like FOREVER


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