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.