Lucille (right) studies Princess Lay-A's first two masterpieces, and contemplates the big task ahead of her.
In comparison Chica's ginormous egg is on the bottom, at least twice the size of Princess's first two attempts. Her physical size suggested this might be expected, although I'm hoping maybe now that the machinery is humming they might increase in size.
Chica continues to lay beautiful large double-yolked eggs for us, almost one a day. Now the only one not producing is Lucille, shown on the right. She's always been the smallest, so we're not surprised, and I'm wondering if this explains why she's the only one still trying to sleep on the roof at night. Too much estrogen in the coop for her, perhaps?
I'm thinking that with the recent potato harvest it might be time to make a frittata. I just rescued some potted chives near death in a corner of the vegetable garden, and hope they might flourish for future use. But the tarragon needs thinning...