Nate found an egg today under the loropetalum, and while we think it was laid today by Pearl, we aren't sure so we trashed it. He said she was doing her egg-laying cluck earlier today in that area, so we feel certain she laid it today. I'll have to keep an eye on her or keep her in the run for several days to make sure she's laying in the nest box and not willy nilly in the yard. Nate said she's gearing up for an Easter egg hunt, Pearl-style. All of our ladies have always been very good about laying in the nest box, so maybe this was a fluke. Do you have renegade egg layers, and how do you deal with them?
Speaking of eggs, we have received 168 eggs from five hens since January 1. I am astounded! When you collect them everyday and don't really pay attention to the numbers, sometimes you don't realize what a blessing you have in your own backyard. Thanks, ladies! We truly treasure you.