So it wasn't my hen's first egg, but it was my first egg that i collected. I'm so excited! I have a bunch of chickens that I don't expect to start laying for another month. However, I bought a year old hen on Saturday. I've been checking obsessively since Saturday evening for her to lay an egg. I was starting to worry and actually even posted a thread obsessing in the emergencies section. Then, a couple hours later, I went out to check again, and figuring I'd feel Lucy's abdomen and see if she was egg bound or not. Before I could get to molesting the chicken, I saw that she'd laid an egg for me! Here's a picture of it, next to a "large" white egg from the grocery store: It's massive, isn't it? It weighs 2.5 ounces. Now, I'm kind of tempted to try and hatch it because I think there's a pretty good chance it's fertile.