January 16, 2021: DNF laid her first egg!

DNF laid her first egg today at 1:44 PM CT! How many more eggs will she lay? She laid two eggs, three days apart, in 2019 and 2020, but she advanced her schedule from the 21st to the 16th, so we’ll see if she adds a third egg to her laying line-up this year. Congratulations to DNF and mate Mr. North on their first egg of 2021 – and we’re all glad you waited for (somewhat) warmer weather! We are so egg-cited for this egg-ceptional event!

Watch any of these videos closely and you’ll see her labor contractions. The final push seems to come at 3:51 in the video we posted below – not long before she gets up, rolls her egg, and hovers over it. Look for the sudden sharp push that signals the end of labor.