There are plenty of Things I get to do today, but they come to a halt as I stand transfixed at the antics of this hen. She stands and cackles in consternation. She runs into the coup. She charges back out into the yard with the gang. She rushes into the coup and half way up the ramp into the nest area. She flaps down and runs out. She runs back into the coup, up the ramp, into the nest. There's a burst of cackling. Out she comes again. (Note to gentle reader: to describe the next half hour, I would repeat the above for that length of time. Please just do that in your head and save us both the dithering.)
|I did it all by myself!|
|Nina and Latifah in amazed admiration|
|Latifah's egg is second from the left--2 3/4" long or more*|
*Post script: Latifah's giant egg had two fabulously orange yokes.