572: First Egg!

Our bantams have begun to lay!
This was the first, beautiful creamy-white egg.
Laid by one of the Dominica bantams.
The thrill of a chicken’s first egg is a lot 
like the thrill of a kid getting their balance on a bike.
It’s a yahoo! moment.

Here’s two for breakfast,
along with one of Flashdrive’s eggs and
some black and white Irish sausage.

Short-tail hasn’t started laying yet but it’ll be soon,
she’s certainly eating plenty of kale.

At dusk the bantams all hide in the morning glory tangle.

Hoping not to be spotted and put in the henhouse.
We can’t let them roost outside because of the
red-tail hawks.
And because it’s a pain in the neck looking 
for hidden eggs.

They are lovely against the lowering sun, tho’.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: