Elaine and I were thrilled to discover this week that our heritage Buff Orpington hen, Ophelia, had laid her first egg. In fact, Ophelia has laid an egg per day from Monday through Thursday.
Normally, from our experience, first time layers don't lay every day the first several weeks after they begin. But Ophelia has not read the handbook on egg laying and her consistency has been amazing.
In the run adjacent to the Buff's, we have three heritage Rhode Island Red hens that are just a week younger than Ophelia. Perhaps they will begin their egg laying careers next week.