Our first batch of chickens (ever) includes Minerva (a dominique) and she started laying this week. We are keeping the day 1 egg for posterior's sake but the day two egg was a double-yoke. I know it's bad luck to be superstitious, but we're hoping this is a good sign. She's also laying her eggs next to the nestors instead of in them. Sigh. I know it's bad luck to be superstitious, but we're hoping this isn't a bad sign. Minerva actually got into the nestor, flipped the heavy wooden decoy eggs out onto the coop floor and was trying to hatch them. Still, the other 4 from our first batch (brahma, americaunas, another dominique) just sit at the buffet and eat.