by Kimberly Furry
It was another exciting day for us! Our chicken, Sunshine, has just started laying eggs! With the unusually warm weather, she started laying this week. We weren’t expecting her to lay until spring, since we opted against supplemental lighting to get her to lay during winter. I was able to get the girls’ reaction on video this afternoon and am happy to share it with you. The egg we found today was not in the nesting box. We found it entrenched in a whole lot of poop! When Ara pulled it out, it was covered in some rather large gobs of poo. So I found myself asking the question: “What the heck do we do with a poop-covered egg?” I found a stellar site from Colorado State University Extension that explains in detail what to do. Here is an excerpt from their site that succinctly addresses our questions:
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