Yesterday I was excited to find our first green egg in the nest. Our Aracaunas (Sage and Rosemary) have been a little slow to start laying, but we expected that. A few of the hens - the Rhode Island Red, White Leghorn, and the Silver Laced Wyandottes - are known to be "good layers." But our Dark Brahma and the Aracaunas are more renowned for being pretty than hard workers. Even so, we'll soon have multi-colored egg cartons, with brown, white, and green (or blue) eggs!
And yes, those are golf balls in the nest. It's a time tested method for teaching the hens where to lay their eggs. Kind of silly, but it works!