I am crazy happy this morning! After days of lugging warm water, serving up hot meals and generally fretting about this bitter cold weather ......I went out yet again to do my rounds this morning. Uncovering my second coop I watered/fed & let the girls out when LO & BEHOLD..................there lay the golden egg!!!! I thought I was dreaming! Smack dab in the middle of the floor in the shavings...this cream colored little egg lay. Perfect in every way. What a Christmas present! I'd have paid to have a picture of my face when I first saw that egg. I near had to pinch myself. My oldest Silkies were born on 8/11/08....just turned 17 weeks or so I guess. They are housed with my 1 and only white crested black Polish who is 6 1/2 months. Wow, the darned coldest day of the year to dat!!! I thought I'd have to wait for spring for eggs. Now to determine WHO gifted me! I think my black Silkie "Cocoa" is the likely one. She has been hunkering down a lot the past 10 days or so when approached. who ever it is they made me very happy today! This is such an addiction!