...sometimes even a single feather is enough to fly. (Robert Maclean)


a perfect day in the coop looks like this:

from the 12:00 position going clockwise:  buff orpington, australorp, dominique, brahma, golden comet, jersey giant, 
and americauna in the center. 

This is the first time this has ever happened for us new chicken mamas! 
A complete set of eggs!

And the even more amazing thing is that this perfect laying day
just happened two days ago, which in Ithaca was the coldest day of the winter season so far.

This is amazing because:
- without at least 15 hours of daylight,
hens are supposed to have signficantly reduced production,
(and we don't light our coop to 'trick' them into laying.) 
- cold weather further reduces production...

With just about 9 hours of daylight and temperatures hovering in the single digits,
we had everything working against us.
Yet, look at those 7 beautiful eggs from our 7 sweet hens! 

Anthropomorphizing is one of my favorite past-times,
so I think the girls got together and each decided to lay an egg
because they want us to still believe in miracles.

And in my book, this is nothing short of a miracle
of the gallus gallus domesticus variety.

Thanks, girls!!!

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