The girls must have heard about the last post (see 9 out of 10) and decided to do something about it. By 9 a.m. today they had already produced 9 eggs, which now seems to have become a standard number per day for them. But at 5:30 this afternoon I noticed one of them in a nest box and, sure enough, shortly thereafter egg number 10 was in the box. 100% production for the day!
That is a lot of work for these girls. I read recently that producing an egg every day is something similar, in terms of nutritional demands, to a woman having a baby every week. Whether or not that is true, we are impressed.
In addition, the eggs are getting larger. Yesterday, we had our first double-yoke egg.
Sheila wondered about the wisdom of yet another post on our girls but I thought it was wise to do this one now before the poor girls get forgotten in the excitement of our goats arriving. We received a call this evening that we will be able to pick them up in the next few days.