Chicken egg in egg cup

Finally something to write about! After five months of watching our chickens grow, from new hatchlings through to adolescent chooks and after weeks of expectant waiting, my son discovered the first egg today.

Although a little on the small side we were nonetheless ecstatic and hope it will be start of a long and productive output of home laid eggs.

Now hopefully I will also recover from my “chicken envy” as friends who had adopted chickens from the same batch were already getting eggs weeks ago!

Please let me know if you have any tips for keeping chooks on the lay, because we will be sadly disappointed if there are not more eggs to follow.