Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Eggs, Eggs and More Eggs!

The girls are all finally laying now, so we have eggs coming out our ears, but we seem to have no problem eating them all at this point.  They're laying 4-5 per day now and many of them are double yolkers.  The two on the far right, both top and bottom, in the picture below are double yolks.  I wonder if they hurt a bit coming out?!  The Cocoo Marans lay the most beautiful dark chocolate eggs.  One chicken in particular lays a darker speckled brown beauties, so pretty.

We had issues with the chickens eating their eggs at first, yikes!  I asked folks over on TBUH and decided to take the advice of putting fake eggs in the nesting boxes, and it worked thank goodness.

Nice family shot I took the other day of the girls.  Rarely are they all facing the same direction!  They're hanging out on the cool little outdoor roost Ron built them. 

Today for the first time our Ameraucana laid this green beauty!  

How are the eggs going over on your homestead?


  1. Our new girls just started laying about two weeks ago and we have about 7 eggs a day. I'm going to try and find a way to freeze them or something because we can't eat them all. Would be good to have a stash for winter when their laying slows down and I bake like crazy in the winter.

  2. Still on the lookout for eggs from our 3 gals - should be in the next week or two!

  3. Hi guys. Just want to let you know that I see your postings in Facebook. You rock!!! The whole legal thing isn't moving fast is it?
    Just wanna say, I really do miss your blogging and hope you do a little update soon.