I kept waiting and whining to my husband that my girls weren't laying yet and then I caught my biggest EE squeezing her fat behind out from under my shed.
I closed off the shed last night with 4x6s and sure enough this morning they were going crazy, trying to find a way under it.
I kept putting her in the nest box to no avail. She wanted to lay under the oil tank. Then under the barbecue. No, NO! I closed everything off until she had no choice but to go into the nest box. Within 30 minutes I had my first pretty green egg
By the end of the day, I had three more!
cheering on Beep1!Walked outside this morning to my Beep1 (the non laying EE of the same age as the EE who's been laying for a week) And she looked like a different chicken! Her comb looked like fire engine red, was puffy and looked way bigger and she was hollering at me like a crazy lady. I'm hoping since she's a week behind her sister, maybe her eggs will be bigger and...tomorrow!
Beep2 like clockwork, another egg in the nest this morning.