Got the first egg from the flock yesterday!
It is a little pullet egg photographed in a glass beer mug. Let the laying begin!
In other news, we lost a chicken day before yesterday. Our skinniest ballerina, wisp of a hen, Meeps, slipped out, underneath the chicken wire. She vanished, leaving only some fluff feathers behind. There were a number of feathers in the yard though, from more than one bird. Either they are collectively lining the yard and coop, or, she may not have left of her own free will. We will never know. So it goes when keeping the ultimate prey animals. Now, we are down to eight.