Friday, August 29, 2008

Hens and Eggs


The hens are finally beginning to lay eggs. It all started with one hen that would lay a small pigeon sized egg. Every day her offerings grew larger in size. Eventually I could see new layers coming on line with their small sized offerings. Now four hens are laying and I'm starting to freak out about the time when all 18 hens are producing eggs at once. They are tasty with their dark orange yolks, but my physician only allows me to eat three eggs per week. I'll soon be taking egg orders.

9 Comments:

Blogger Hahn at Home said...

Tricor

8:02 AM  
Blogger weese said...

I'll take some.
Hmm, but then there is that whole 3000 miles between us thing.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

When we start accumulating too many, I make Angel food Cake. It takes more than a dozen per cake.

That solves the problem for one day. LOL

11:23 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

I already have a weekly delivery of duck eggs, or I would buy some.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Darev said...

My sister, who lives out in the boonies somewhere near scappoose, has chickens and ducks and also (I think) bees. She built this wonderfully preposterous purple chicken house for her critters. She also has these two ridiculously small chickens that would barely make a sandwich between the two of them and must lay eggs the size of a thimble. In a way I'm glad I am several thousand miles away or I'd be inundated with whatever you can make using only eggs and honey. Luckily, her greyhounds don't lay eggs of any kind. My cholesterol couldn't take it.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous F. Lee said...

please, put me on the egg customer list!!

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Columbiacontrolfreak said...

Though they are twice as messy ducks actually lay better than chickens and their eggs are tastier. My ducks produce 1/3 more in volume at least though I have only 4 laying ducks and 5 laying hens.

Darev, don't worry, even if you lived close I sell the eggs as fast as they lay them. My boss wants 4 dozen to give to customers at a meeting on Wednesday!

If you were closer I think cleaning my chicken coops would be a great punishment detail for your kids!! Bet that would get them toeing the line.

Bees, yes, but not much honey this year. Cross my fingers and hope next year is a better honey producing year.

8:55 AM  
Blogger dalia said...

i love farm fresh eggs! and the yolks, as you described? soft boiled with toast soldiers (yes, i am forever eight years old), or over easy with toast points (in which case makes me 60)... SUBLIME!

if you're up for visitors, i'll eat two every day for you. my GP hasn't put any restrictions on my oeuf intake!

12:22 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

I'd eat them 3 times a day if I could. I envy you, Dalia

3:08 PM  

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