03 August 2011

Surprise!

Just the other day I was telling someone that I expected our hens to start laying eggs in September. Plenty of time for us to build the dang nesting boxes that we've been putting off. Then when I went to fluff up the coop bedding yesterday evening, surprise!

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Two tiny eggs and one slightly larger egg. I remember my mom mentioned once that her mom used to let her use those tiny eggs (also knows as "pullet eggs") to make mud pies with. Isn't that cute? I doubt Z-cakes would be on board with that because she's a little scared of cracking eggs. Yeah, you read right. There's no use discussing the logic behind being scared of cracking eggs, you're not going to change her mind.

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Anyway, having chickens is pretty rad. Yay for eggs!

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8 comments:

Kimberlee said...

Hip hooray!!

Erica said...

Awesome! Congrats on the first batch of eggs. That's exciting! (who knew chickens could be so rad?!)

Staci said...

Wait - Grandma used to have chickens for eggs - not just for freezing?! Somewhere in our family lore I've missed that detail...

Those are a beautiful brown. Which chick are they from?

michelle said...

That's a good surprise!

I had no idea that they had those smaller eggs sometimes.

Katharina said...

The first time I saw a bucket of home-laid, non-grocery-store eggs was at my in-law's house. "Oh, how quaint!", I thought. And then I saw the attendant stuck-on feathers and straw and chicken s***, and I realized with a jolt, "Holy cow! Those things came out of the chickens' backsides!"

What I really mean to say, convoluted as it sounds, is that your eggs are way prettier than any other home-laid eggs I've ever met.

Sarah Stamps said...

yay for eggs! you're on your way!!!

Jaime said...

Ahhh!!! Awesome! So pretty too. :)

Rachel said...

What a loverly surprise! I am very jealous, someday Mandy, someday I will too have chickens in my backyard. Also, I am totally excited for your bro. Sometime I need details. love ya!

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