Today’s resolution: Watch a chicken lay an egg

7 May

Today’s resolution is after the fact because I didn’t get a chance to post one before I headed out to the poultry competition of the Spring Livestock Show at the state fairgrounds.

Chicken growers from all over the state brought their birds in to show them off and compete for blue ribbons. I saw a lot of amazingly beautiful and unusual birds. These aren’t the type of birds that Tyson and other commercial growers raise, but are exotic breeds or those in danger of extinction if these hobbyists didn’t devote their energies to raising them. But I’ll fill you in on that at another time.

While there, I saw a bantam Astralop hen lay an egg. It wasn’t expected and it happened so quickly that I didn’t get a photo of the egg-laying moment. But I managed this one a few seconds after the egg dropped.

Hello, baby


One Response to “Today’s resolution: Watch a chicken lay an egg”

  1. Arkie Mama May 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    I love this!

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