fresh eggs in a funny place

by kamapacheno


This is Yolanda (aka Yo!), one of our two chooks. Although we’ve had her for months, she has just started laying eggs.

Nearly everyday she comes over the fence, on to the verandah and sits on our rocking chair. There, she spends about an hour ‘doing her thing’ and leaves us a warm, small, cream colored egg.

Finally, she clucks in celebration! I’ve never watched a chicken lay an egg before, and it’s no small feat. She wriggles and pants, her whole feathery body pulsating.

After the egg is laid and the song sung, Yo! goes back to her merry business of scratching and foraging. And I go back to my merry business of making breakfast.