Our newest Australorp has asked me to make an announcement on her behalf.
Today she laid her first egg!
To be honest we thought she might. All morning she went into and out of the hen house. Then she explored the fence line, eventually jumping over into the garden several times. In the end we decided to put her and the other hens into the smaller enclosure, hoping she would use a nest box. In fact she tried all three boxes, finally selecting the central box. The outcome was a creditable 55 grams.