Sunday, November 30, 2008

Finally Eggs!

It has been a while since we have had our own eggs. And pretty strange to have to actually BUY eggs! But since around July we have started getting no more then one or two eggs a day. Then around September they dried up completely! NO EGGS AT ALL! Our old chickens are apparently getting too old to lay and our young hens were no quite ready yet.

We expected to have to make due with other farmer's eggs until spring. Then on Thanksgiving we found one pullet egg! (Pullet eggs are the first eggs a hen lays and are half as big (or less) then a "normal" egg.)

Today when I went in to give them food I found five more pullet eggs! We should be getting 10 dozen eggs or so a week from our hens when they get up and going, but that is still months off, for now, I am happy that we are at least getting our own eggs again, although it probably takes three of these mini things to make one normal egg...

4 comments:

Karen said...

i am hoping my little dudes chicken is an egg maker???? i forgot what we named her??? I'll have to get back to you on her official name for the little dudes!!!

hope you are doing well. Can't wait for spring!!!!

CSA Farmer Girl said...

Hi Karen, I forgot what we named her too! But she won't mind. It is so hard to decide who is laying and who is not, but to date I have not seen her in a nest box...

Sis said...

Did you happen to see less eggs around the time your sister left?? Maybe they missed the girls "visiting" them and went on strike...

Anonymous said...

I think Sis has a point. They miss the girls! Anyway, I found a dozen eggs this morning, so I'd say the kids are growing up :)

--K