Sunday, July 3, 2011

We Have Eggs!

Look at these pretty things, courtesy of our own chickens! Remember how little they were?  They hatched March 6th, and we found our first eggs less than four months later:
We are averaging one egg per day right now.

 Since all the ladies are brown egg layers, we don't know who is laying yet; we suspect these are from the Reds or the Silkie. Speaking of Silkies, our pretty black Silkie hen "Annie" has been renamed "James"...she started crowing about a week ago! We are hoping to get some silkie chicks!

Eggs in action--one of these things is not like the others...can you spot the supermarket egg in this bunch? Hint: It is the anemic looking pale yellow one between the big robust orange home grown eggs!

Can you spot the store bought egg?

 The kids are having fun running out to the coop each morning to hunt for eggs...and the chickens enjoy the attention, as the girls bring them some kind of cereal or fruity treat leftover from breakfast. Watermelon is the biggest hit so far, with banana and my fancy imported muesli cereal a close second.

4 comments:

  1. Yup! Home eggs are just better.

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  2. I know! The kids are already shunning the store bought ones...as soon as the chicks are all laying we'll be 100% home grown!

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  3. My first three hens are 15 weeks old now I can't wait for them to lay it seems to be taking forever. I am going to be so proud and delighted, yours look fabulous. :)

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  4. Thanks--we were pretty surprised to see them so early...I was thinking it would be more like August! You will love seeing them each morning, fun way to start the day!

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