Today the second and third of my five seven-month old Welsummers laid their first eggs. The first one has been laying for a couple of weeks already. So far, these three have been very enthusiastic with their egg songs, and Molly, the first to have begun laying, sings it before as well as after producing her eggs. Mabel, who was the first to lay her first egg today, was no less exuberant. But later this afternoon when her sister Myrtle also laid her first egg, things got a little out of hand. It seems Myrtle was so excited over her achievement she "sang" for the next three hours. By 5 pm, it was grating on my nerves and, as it would appear, also the nerves of the other eighteen hens and one rooster in the flock because they all decided to take up the chorus. Actually, it sounded more like they were all announcing an invasion of monster black bears, being as the egg song and announcement of danger both sound almost identical. I was almost thinking I'd distribute some tortillas to shut them all up when they all decided to pack it in and go in to roost. My gosh almighty, I sure hope we don't have to go through this every time Myrtle lays an egg!