Well I was beyond surprised this morning when I went out and found my first egg.
I'll start off by saying I have possibly 3 girls of laying age, all Ameraucanas. I purchased 2x 1 year old hens 3 weeks ago. Then I have a 7 month old. The 2x 1 year olds supposedly were laying at some point this year, so when I got them, I set up a light in the coop to provide 14-15 hours of light. Never got anything but I kept the light and timer going. I know that sometimes, due to stress/new environment, they will stop laying for a while.
Then, this last Tuesday, we got hit with a huge windstorm and lost power until last night. I never plugged the light back in (until this afternoon) because the extension cord was still in use. But considering how little light the girls were getting, I was just flat out amazed that I got an egg.
Any guesses on which girl it was? One of the two older girls or my 7 month old?