|First 2 eggs- 2012|
After much chicken drama, we have finally collected our first eggs this year. We started the season out in the spring with 22 baby chicks. After an ambush by a band of racoons, we were down to 8 chickens.
When we collected these eggs from the nesting boxes, the kids and I did the "happy egg" dance. Especially after last year's disaster of our neighbor's dogs eliminating our entire flock of 33 chickens in a single morning, my kids have been more than patient for this day!
As the weeks continue, we expect to see more green blue eggs from our Amerarnanas, pale brown from our Silver- Laced Wyandotte and Buff Orpington, and white from our Golden Spangled Hamburg. It will be like having Easter eggs year round!
Once our entire flock starts producing, we should collect about 6- 8 eggs a day. Coming up with some interesting egg recipes will be the next culinary task. What is your favorite egg rich recipe? Please leave me a comment so I can try them out.