So I think my hens got together and decided to throw me a bone. Or maybe that axe leaning against the coop is starting to work? Yesterday, on the shortest day of the year, I got an egg. Shouldn't be a big deal, I've got dozens of birds. But am I getting eggs? Nope, not so much. I'm pretty sure it was my silkie that blessed me. She'd been in the brooder taking care of some foster chicks. I needed to put some younger babies in the brooder and she took exception to that. Her babies are old enough to be weaned, so they got to stay in the brooder with the littles and she got the boot back to the pen. I'd hoped for another egg today, but nothing. So, the days are only getting longer from here on out. Hopefully my hens get on the ball and start laying! My pullets that should be coming to point of lay still look immature and the rooster is still treating them as babies, not mates. Sigh. This year did not go as planned, I'd planned to have eggs all year long!