I guess we don't have trick chickens after all because today the first egg was laid. I suspect it was Laverne but not too sure. She laid this one on the side of the house inside a tube of fencing. Only a few weeks off in prediction but late is better than never. I think Dahlia has started her molt because her black feathers are starting to litter the yard so she may be off the books for a while. I hope she is a fast molter(not sure if that's actually a word) and the rest of the crew can get it in gear.