While it may not seem like that big of a deal to find a third egg in the nest box, I'm guessing it WAS a big deal for the chicken that laid it for the first time. This weekend I put up a new toy for the girls that I received from my brother for Christmas (think of a wire sphere the size of a softball, that you stuff greens into for the chickens to peck at). I noticed one of the chickens wasn't milling around me, and looked in the nest box to find our black chicken, Mifflin sitting in there. Later in the afternoon I found a second brown egg. This was her first egg, leaving just Olive to produce one for the first time.
I'm also figuring out how to manage the eggs in our fridge. This is my solution so far.
|Mifflin is the third bird to start laying.|