And the winner is …

… Lisa.

We got our first egg this morning.  It’s small, but it seemed the be-all and end-all to the Rhode Island Red I had to dislodge to get it.  

Honorable mention to Rhonda Jean (who writes about, among other things, chickens at Down to Earth), for only missing by one day and correctly calling the breed of the first bird to lay.  Kudos also to Catalina, who was one day off in the other direction.   Thanks to all who played. 

Lisa (who happens to be my sister-in-law, but I assure you the fix was not in) will get a dozen eggs next time either I am in New York or she is on Cape Cod.  It is small recompense for keeping my brother off the streets all these years.

Now you’ll have to excuse me as I have some baking to do.  Kevin and I are going to celebrate with — what else? — a layer cake.

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  1. I’m embarrassed to admit how extremely excited I was to open your blog and see that egg. (“I won, I won, I won! I won your sister’s egg pool!”)

    Can’t wait to receive my eggs, but I’m afraid they’ll seem too precious to actually eat! I’ll have to concoct something special, like your brother’s favorite Barney Greengrass dish– Eggs Heffernan.

    Mazel Tov!

  2. Congratulations Lisa, Tamar and the feathered lady in question. It’s great to get THE first egg. Tamar, while the hens are getting into their laying pattern and until their hormones settle down, you might notice some double yolkers and also some eggs with no shells. It’s all part of the first weeks of egg laying.

  3. hi Tamar!!!
    wonderful to see that the winner is lisa, i love a winner named lisa, even if it isn’t me 🙂 so what is your email. can you let me know?? great to see what you are up to. i’ll write more, but in a less public forum.

  4. Hi Tamar and Kevin! Congratulations on your first egg. Since visiting your coop this summer, Sam has built a coop and run in our backyard. He is now working on finding some chickens to fill it. We may be calling on you for advice! We’ll have to have you over to check it out!

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