Wednesday, March 21, 2012


There is a big difference between 8 chickens and 20.

Two years ago when our first batch of chickens first started laying eggs - it was a big event. The first chicken to go made a big ruckus all day long before that first egg came out. And then over days and weeks it went something like 1 egg, 0 eggs, 1 egg, 1 egg, 2 eggs!, 1 egg, 2 eggs, 3 eggs, 2 eggs, and so on.  A couple times we got up to 8 eggs in one day which was pretty amazing.

Our current batch of chickens is now 5 1/2 months old. I'd been waiting for them to start egg laying for months it seems. They'd been making that telltale "I'm going to lay an egg" ruckus for several months I'm sure. It was such a familiar sound I started checking next boxes frequently, just knowing there was going to be an egg in there eventually.

Then finally, about two weeks ago - there were four eggs!

And it has been four to eight eggs ever since. Every couple days I think another chicken gets the hang of it and we get more eggs. First it was only brown eggs but now we're getting the white ones too. No green or blue ones yet, but hopefully soon!

So now we have eggs all over the place, dozens in the fridge, dozens on the table. We have got to get going with some egg dishes. Bring on the deviled egg platters!


my suburban homestead said...


Mom said...

Get baking girl! Recipes that use lots of eggs.. Angel food cake - chocolate souffle, pound cake, lemon curd, and fresh egg pasta. and you can let the pasta dry a bit and then freeze it on a cookie sheet and keep in freezer. Then you could make ice cream.. should I go on?