Eggo Numero Uno (et deux)!

(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!

 

One thought on “Eggo Numero Uno (et deux)!

  • August 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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    After this post it was a steady one-egg-a-day. Today it was two!

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