Thursday, July 29, 2010

Peep Peeps are now Bringing Home the Bacon er...Eggs

Remember this?
Little chick Horace, taken last February. 
Well, Horace grew up.  As did our other chicks. 
And we waited.  And waited and waited.
Finally, after all that waiting, we discovered this under the porch:
The eggs start out quite small, and get larger over time.
In the beginning, they might only lay 1 egg every few days, but over time, they begin to lay almost every day.
Eggs from free range chickens are richer in nutrients than those from confined chickens.
The yolks of our eggs are the deepest, richest yellow I've ever seen.
Good chickens :-)


My Mad World said...

Yea!! SO glad they are finally laying eggs for you!! Anytime we could get 'real' eggs, as I called them, we did! Nothing tastes as good as a free range egg!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That is so cool.

I'd heard that about "fresh" free range eggs in a cooking show once. It's hard to compare the yolk color of a free range egg and a regular ol' egg when you're watching it on TV, but I can only imagine (from your description and the one I heard on TV) how rich the free range ones are in color.

Angela said...

They do taste better, we get our from a local farmer, though we are thinking of getting our own "pet with benefits"

Mary said...

That's awesome! Way to go little egg producers :)

Tiggeriffic said...

My neighbors, Fred and Dara have 50 chickens. When they go on vacation I take care of their chickens..I get the eggs that I gather everyday.
These chickens all have names..interestingly enough they all look alike and I can't tell the difference. But Fred knows their names.. I just laugh..
These chickens get to rome outside during the day and they do have a house where they go and lay their eggs, which is good. I don't have to go and find them... There are two chickens that are stubborn to get them to move off their nests, they like to peck you and that hurts. So I devised a way of lifting them up and getting their eggs. They don't mind and they don't draw blood on my hands.. Makes us both happy.
I like these kind of eggs because the yolk is so golden almost the color of cheddar cheese. When you break them open I have to give them a sturdy whack on the edge of a bowl, the shells are very tough.. Glad you are getting free range eggs, they are good for you and I think taste better. Plus your children can get the benefits of seeing how chickens grow up and then lay eggs.. Keep up the good work ~!~!

jp@A Green Ridge said...

I never knew that free range theory...GOOD CHICKENS!! Keep them away from the compost bin!