Egg Number Two Has Arrived

Poor Eleanor was probably thinking, “Whew! At least I’ll never have to do that again!” And then along comes another egg.

So it looks like we’re on track for an egg a day from her. They say chickens lay an egg every 25 hours, except that they don’t lay at night, so that egg laying gets gradually later and later in the day until they skip a day to reset their clock. But I’ve heard lots of people say that their hens each have their own favorite time of day to lay and it doesn’t vary much. So far Eleanor seems to be a mid-morning layer.

Egg #2 had a little crack on the top, which apparently is not very unusual in the beginning. The girl needs practice.