Finally the long wait is over. Today I checked the coop and found not one, not two but three beautiful pink eggs. Since I haven't checked since Sunday, I'm not sure if it's just one of the girls laying daily or if this is the first laying for 3 of them. My guess is that it's the first day for the three since the weather has finally changed- ever so slightly- with the cooling afternoon rains. I no longer find them burying themselves in the sandy soil under the orange tree, which I guess cools them down a bit. They'd sit there with their beaks open, trying to vent some of the internal heat (that's what happens when you can't pant or sweat). The one bird not laying may be the one I exchanged a while back to replace the rooster. I think she may have been younger than the rest of them.
Anyway, we are having omelets for breakfast!