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I think we are up to 8 eggs now. Two were laid on the coop floor and one outside in the run. The rest were laid in the nest boxes. There are at least 2 out of the 10 chickens that we have are laying now. Some are obviously still too young. I thought about adding a light to extend the daylight hours, but I found out that chickens only have a limited number of egg cells in their body and I figured it's better to extend the length of their egg laying life by not inducing them to lay with lighting. Is this a correct assumption?
We got an egg Sunday in the nest box, none Monday, one on the ground outside the coop yesterday, then 2 in the egg box today! Unfortunately, my daughter (5) dropped the one she was carrying on the tile floor when we got it inside today. She was upset, but it was cool to see what the yolk and everything looks like since we haven't cracked open any of the others yet.