Wasn't I just extolling the pleasures of egg collecting? Today, after months of waiting, one of my Ameraucana chickens finally matured to the point of laying. I may have startled her with my squeal - but she was just emerging from the nest box and, there it was. A lovely olive colored egg. I get the special clear plastic egg cartons to show off all my beauties - all the different colors - and now, my customers are really getting a treat. Once again, I'm dumbstruck by the beauty of creation.