If you build it....
They will lay?
I got home after dark last night (5:30pm) and went to tuck in the girls. I went in and heard them happily clucking away. I always flip open my cell phone so I can see them to say "g'night ladies". As I was closing my phone my mind registered a 'weirdness' in the nest box. I didn't think they would be laying a week after I built their house (to the day), but my brain said "they have knocked a big section out of their nest or something'. I flip open the phone again and see IT! A perfect little egg. It is perfect and about half the size of a Large Egg. I am almost positive the 'layer' is Paris. She just looks a little more grown than the other gals. I almost want to skip my workout tonight to go home and be the one to see if there are MORE! :-D
The girls are earning their keep now. This morning I gave them the crumbles out of Duncan's Shredded wheat bag as a 'reward'. Tomorrow I might even buy them some crickets!
I am about to be independent of Grocery store eggs! WOO HOO!