Yay yay yay! My leghorns are coming into lay. One has been laying for maybe two weeks (starting at 17 weeks), and another will start any day now, I think. The other day I went out to the coop and found these soft eggs: It was in the morning, and they were laying on the poop board under the roost, like they took the chicken by surprise. (She lays in the nesting box and has never laid on the poop board before.) They were about 10 inches from each other. The one on the right was broken, with the yolk spilled out. (Thankfully, it didn't look like the chickens were interested in eating it.) The other was unbroken, with yolk and whites inside. I think both eggs must have come from the same chicken, as I haven't gotten any other eggs from a new layer, yet. If this is so, then my newly laying hen would have laid both of these at roughly the same time, I think. Has anyone else seem something like this before? Since then she has laid two normal eggs. Still no egg from the other almost-layer....I don't think. Meanwhile, I just love how fresh these eggs are. Here are five eggs from my hen (who is still laying small eggs), with one store bought egg for comparison. It's just so fabulous.