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It was the Australorp hen!   I had checked often yesterday, no eggs, no one on nest.  This morning, I went to let them out and there was the Australorp, Sheila, sitting on that nest!   I went out later with warm oatmeal, as it's 8º here this morning and I heard Sheila hop down from the nest. I opened the door to find  there was a warm, still wet egg.  I'm so pleased with my little Sheila  for resuming laying in winter.   I'll keep checking to see if/when  we might have more than one laying.  

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YAY!!! Today, a month later, on this cold snowy morning, the barred rock pullet (now 8 mo)  has laid her first egg!   The australorp hen took the less preferred nest.   The australorp has averaged 4 - 5 eggs a week, which was her normal output last summer.   

 

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