We’ve Got Eggs!

My girls and their cousins came flying in the house yesterday afternoon proudly brandishing a smallish, brown egg! Our FIRST egg! We’re so excited! Then today, they caught one of our Buff Orpingtons in the act! Talk about fresh!

Woo-hoo! Omelettes, anyone?

I just love our chickens. Haven’t lost a one, yet…though I’ve scrambled out of bed after midnight and out the door to belatedly pen them up and they’re always in their roosts, happy little things.

I guess we’ll see how we do with 25 eggs a day. All my friends and family have been saving their egg cartons for us…I’ve got them stacked to the attic rafters, but good night, do you think I’ll need another refrigerator? I’ve read that the eggs can be stored at room temperature for weeks without spoiling, as long as you don’t wash them. But I’m not going to risk it. Here’s another picture, one that makes me happy. My favorite time of day, early morning, letting the chickens out in their coop to scratch around in the food scraps I’ve pitched out to them…