(Excuse my Frenish) It’s official – we have egg layers!
I went out this morning and checked the nesting boxes – nothing. Threw out the compost, and on my way back noticed something brown and oval in their run. Eureka!! A happy dance might have been done in the backyard at 6:45am. THEN tonight I found another egg in one of the nesting boxes – 2 eggs on the first day!
I could tell they were getting close. Nesting, digging, maybe looking a little backed-up…I dunno, I could just tell! We have a special bond… and the fact that they normally start laying between 4-5 months. The ladies are 4 months and 2 days.
Ah, remember how cute and little they were?
Now they’re all grown up…(tears). Who did the deed? All I can say for sure is it wasn’t Queenie the California White (they lay white eggs). I guess only time will tell what differences the Gold Stars, Buff Orpingtons and Rhode Island’s eggs will have.
Now that I’m thinking about it they did get a little shaken up last night. Maybe that did it?? We had to put them to bed early because we were going to the 5:30 of Dark Knight Rises at the movie theater. They did NOT want to be put away. Let’s just say we figured out a chicken can outrun a full grown man.
Since the chickens aren’t full grown, their eggs are small and cute. Checkout my sharpie comparison. I was surprised at how heavy and dense they were though for their size.
Speaking of dense – can you tell the difference between store bought eggs and eggs from our chickens? Crazy, huh? I was also really surprised at how naturally strong the shells were. I bought eggs at the store last week and thought, “I wonder if this is the last time I buy eggs…”
And how do they taste? A-MAZ-ING! Not a whole lot of scrambled eggs with two small ones, but Ed said they were some of the best scrambled eggs he’s ever had. Tonight’s menu?
1st course: lettuce and cukes from the garden
2nd: Fresh scrambled eggs, laid today
3rd: Freshly picked sweet corn from our wonderful neighbor with baked zucchini sticks and sweet onion dipping sauce (zucchini and onion from the garden)
Can I get a sigh of contentment? YUM…
So, you HAVE to tell me what your favorite egg recipes are now. Comment below – I’d love to try them out!