Guess what I found this morning? AN EMBRYO! Well...a presumably unfertilized embryo....
Yes indeed, one of your lovely hens has laid an egg. It is little, about the size of a large peach pit. And green. Sorry, I haven't yet taken a picture of it. I was quite excited, I shouted, and the chickens jumped. It was on the floor of the shed, near the door. I don't know who did it- they were all excited...though maybe because they miss human attention.
The timing is impeccable. Perhaps they felt your expectations and felt too pressured to perform. Left alone, they gave up and succumbed to their own (cloacal) pressure.
Excellent, well I hope to find another on my return tonight. Not sure when they prefer to lay.
The green egg must, by the biology of our hens, have been none other than POT PIE! Atta girl! Daddy's little hen came through.
He is very, very proud. So am I.
NZ is lovely, and cold. Delightful!