Thursday, September 17, 2009

Woo-Hoo & Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!

Our chickens started laying eggs. So, this morning I put aside my carefully planned to-do list and cleaned the nest boxes. I fed these 4 eggs to the dogs since I wasn't sure they were laid today. The dogs loved them!

We have 10 hens – and, unlike last year, we know they are all hens. Therefore, we will have more eggs than we can use. If you’d like to buy delicious farm-fresh brown eggs, let me know. We will sell them for $2 per dozen.

I ate grocery store eggs my whole life until last year. I was pleasantly surprised at how much better farm-fresh eggs looked and tasted. So, if you prefer grocery store eggs, I won’t hold it against you – especially if you give me your empty cartons. However, for you locals who have never tried fresh eggs and would like to, I'll give you 1/2 dozen for free. Just tell me you read it on my blog.

To read about last year's chicken experience and how we made sure to get all hens this year, click here.

This photo is of the back end of the chicken coop (or poultry palace). The drop-down door gives us easy access to the nest boxes. We hung the solar light there but it doesn't give much light, which is OK since we don't usually visit the coop at night. For a side view of the coop, click here.


Wow, writing this post is making me hungry. I can't wait till morning. Hopefully we'll have some eggs to fry!

2 comments:

  1. Hi, did you know that a farm has a month to get eggs to the market and can still call them fresh! I was amazed at that fact. I used to worry about collecting right after a hatch too, but have eased my standards after reading that. And you can always check an egg for freshness by putting it in a dish of water. Fresh eggs sink, getting old eggs will tip with the fat side up and really bad eggs will float. Prabably more than you wanted to know about eggs, but still interesting the same, I think. The more I read about Tennesee the more I would like to go see it. Some day....It is good to have goals. Thanks for the blog! Sandy in NE WI

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  2. Sandy, a month??? That's crazy! Thanks for the egg tips.

    Tennessee is an awesome state. I am partial to eastern TN because I like the mountains. We moved here in 2007, and I LOVE it!

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