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a very good egg

Since placing the order for our mail-order baby chicks many many months ago, and then picking them up in a little box (all 27!) from outside the post office very early one July morning... ... we've been dreaming about the day we would go to the coop and find our very first egg. I cannot express how much we anticipated this day!  Isn't it perfect? If I could gild this egg and keep it forever I would; I am so in love with this little miracle. I'm going to anticipate the inevitable question -- which chicken laid it? In all honesty, I don't really know, but I suspect it was this Layla, because she's really, ahem, "blossomed" lately. Look at that comb and those wattles! Standing in front of her (the saucy black tail feather) is Lou, who is also blossoming and looking more rooster-like every day. Next anticipated question -- is this a fertilized egg? Again, I dunno. As in, I haven't seen any "action" in the flock yet, but it doesn't really matt

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