Two eggs in one day?
That’s how our first special delivery arrived this evening.
As soon and Matt and I got home from work, I went out back for my daily egg check. I wasn’t really expecting anything; the last two weeks had come up empty every time.
And then I saw it. Nellie’s light brown egg in the far right nest box.
I couldn’t believe my eyes.
As I steadied myself, my eyes glanced over to the left nest box, … and there sat a second egg!
Both are small, about half the size of an extra large egg.
But they are easily identifiable.
Loretta, a Black French Copper Marans, will eventually lay dark chocolate brown eggs. The one she offered today is still on the light side, but her eggs will quickly darken up. And since Gigi, our Olive Egger, will lay green eggs, it was easy to deduce who left the second lighter brown egg.
After handing the day’s bounty off to Matt, I grabbed a handful of scratch and threw it into the run.
“Well done, girls!” I said, as they eagerly pecked away.
We don’t have quite enough for an omelette, but Matt and I will have a special celebratory snack tonight!