|Batch #2 of chicks, now feathered. Cochins, Buff Orpingtons,|
Silver Laced Wyandottes, Blue Andulusian and 1
transplanted Jersey Giant Roo.
Bags & bags of expensive feed, constant worry over keeping the fuzzy wuzzys warm……cleaning pens, washing poopy water dishes multiple times a day and hoping like crazy that most would survive and reach maturity….
Did I mention those bags & bags of expensive feed???
All of this has lead up to this….Our very first home raised egg:
Yes, it’s tiny…. Yes I realize it may take about 7 of these boogers to make 1 decent omelet, but size isn’t important here.
What’s important is my birds survived to laying age!!!! The shell is a pretty pinkish tan with light speckles (which don’t show up in the picture) and it’s a nice, hard shell.
Since finding that lil speck of an egg, I’ve found 5 more...an egg every other day and gradually getting bigger. Shape & size vary but at least they are eggs…. Not sure who is responsible, but it’s one of the birds from the 1st batch of chickens…… I’m thinking either the Welsummer (who was supposed to be a Maran), one of the high production reds, or one of those speckled brown hens (also supposed to be Marans…not really sure what they are).
|Some of our girls &"Jackson" playing in the mud|
|Handful O' lil Eggs|
Mix of chickens & our Jersey Giant who was visited by the
SEX CHANGE FAIRY & is now a rooster!
I’m hoping the other gals catch this egg laying bug soon…
Yea, sure……playing the “Find the itty bitty egg” game every other day is fun, but I’m betting it will be even more fun to gather a few normal sized eggs every day.
Oh & in case your wondering…yes, my eggs are tiny and scarce, but finding them makes all of the above well worth it…even those darn pricey bags of feed.