- Sep 24, 2010
At 19 weeks old, my first RIR has laid an egg!! I have 8 little ladies & have been waiting anxiously for this. I went to let then have a little free range time this morning &, as usual, I checked the nesting boxes to see if anything had happened. This time, one of my Henrietta's (I call them all Henrietta) was laying in the box. So I released the rest of them and left her in the nest box. About 10 minutes later, I heard a really, really loud egg song, and there it was - one gorgeous little brown egg. It weighs 41 grams, so I guess that makes it a small. I guess they'll get bigger as time goes on. It has a nice hard shell. I'll have to wait for at least one more so DH & I can share a meal - or a snack.