Tuesday, October 14, 2008

4 Eggs In 5 Days

The Layer, sitting on her "nest" under the deck
And this is what she left:
"Come see what we found!!"
Egg #4
Collecting the Egg
"It's still warm!!"
He wants to have his picture taken with every egg we find now
Those white speckles were made when Kaden was holding the cold (from the fridge) egg #2 in his warm hand... interesting, isn't it?? When the eggs are first laid, and warm, they are completely speckled

1st egg: found Sunday a.m., chicken tractor
2nd egg: found Monday a.m. (possibly laid on Saturday?), on the grassy knoll
3rd egg: Tuesday a.m. (possibly laid on Monday), under the deck
4th egg: Tuesday a.m., under the deck
5th egg: Wednesday a.m., in the shed

Did I mention they are SOOOOOOO delicious?!?

Monday, October 13, 2008

And a Second?!

Rich was packing pallets down the hill (FREE firewood!!) and he almost stepped on this:

Now the question is, how do you make sure you are GETTING the eggs that your free-range chickens lay?? I'm wondering how many more hidden eggs there are around our neighborhood.

Kylin is outside egg-hunting now...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We've Got a Layer!!

Rich went out to open the coop this morning and found an egg! I have
heard of chickens laying "fluke" eggs around 3 or 4 months, so that is
probably what this is, but it is exciting nonetheles and a very
tangible reminder of why we're doing all this work.