Thursday, March 15, 2012

First Eggs

After five months of patiently waiting for some fresh eggs, the wait is over!


She's getting the nest just right.


Round and round, scratching and rearranging the hay.


Until it's just right!

By the end of the day, there were three eggs in this nest box (but not from the same chicken!).


No matter how much hay I put in the nest boxes, they scratch and scratch until they get to the wooden bottom.    Go figure!

I think the girls knew I've been patiently waiting because they actually started laying a month early.  Chicken Mama's very happy!  


The first few eggs are sometimes bloody.  Poor girls!


Their first eggs are rather small but they will gradually get bigger over the next month and become medium to large eggs. 


MMMmmm!  Now THAT's what I've been waiting for!  Deliciously rich and oh so flavorful eggs!  If you've never had a farm fresh egg, I encourage you to find some and try them.  You'll be glad you did!

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Till next time,


19 comments:

Lori said...

She gave some nice colors didn't she?

Anne Payne said...

She's beautiful! I have three girls and they started laying early here as well :) One lays brown, the other two green! Nothing beats free-range farm fresh eggs...Thanks for sharing!

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

Shes a beautiful hen!
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Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Congrats! Yes, I've always felt such sorrow for those first bloody eggs. With all the squawking that goes on in the laying of eggs, I'm thinking it's not a very pleasant process. And that's just reason number #51 why I'm glad I'm not a chicken, on a daily basis. ;-)

TexWisGirl said...

good for you! happy laying, ladies!

Raymonde said...

I had to start following, you have chicken and beautiful eggs. :)

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Carrie said...

Look at those orange yolks! Gotta love it. And beautiful eggs too. We might need an Easter Egger around our place. Congratulations on your first eggs!

Mira Crisp said...

I am always in the mood for some fresh organic eggs. Love that chicken btw!

edenhills said...

Yea for farm fresh eggs! I am so glad my girls are laying now too.

Lynnie S said...

WOOT! Congrats! That is awesome!!! Those are really some beautiful eggs!

Clint Baker said...

What a wonderful thing!

gtyyup said...

There is just no substitute for fresh eggs!!! Love all the pretty colors!

Nancy Claeys said...

Yay! So pretty too! :)

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Now that is exciting. I used to get free eggs from my friends with chickens. I SO SO miss that because we could have eggs everyday.

CrankyPuppy said...

Woohoo! Congrats and I hope you enjoy your new eggs. I hadn't had a freshly laid egg until I got chickens a year ago. I'll never eat another storebought egg!

Mama Shutta'Bug said...

Yay!!! Eggs!!! Too bad MedicMan and CountryBoy don't work together now. I have no way of gettng fresh eggs :( But, I'll enjoy you enjoying them!

Karen said...

I am loving my chickens and those delicious fresh eggs. Your (auracana?) is a pretty girl!

Farming On Faith said...

Woo~ hoo just gotta love those farm fresh eggs. My girls have been speeding up production.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow, congrats!

i'm drooling over those fried eggs!

fantastic shots! my fave is the last one.

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