I was not really expecting an egg any time soon although Euan and I have noticed the 'girls' have suddenly grown up in the last week. Instead of being nervous they have been coming out of the coop with a 'swag on', hens with attitude. Their combs have really grown and are bright red. I also heard their first proper 'cluck' this week and it was rather noisy and assertive. I went up the garden last night with a torch to say goodnight and fox proof the coop for the night. These girls have high security living conditions! I shone the torch into the nest box to complete the head count...yep both chickens present and correct and an egg! It is very exciting to find the first egg, well I think so anyway. It was a very small egg but none the less an egg. 'The Egg' is the one on the left next to a commercial egg, Euan couldn't quite believe me this morning when I woke him up and showed it to him. He shot out of bed, donned his dressing gown and wellies (rather a good look) and ran up the garden. He was delighted to find two more eggs. Chickens are the perfect pets with benefits.