Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Egg Count



The eggs are here!! I have been gathering at least one a day now since Saturday.  There is one above in a little egg cup that was sent to me by Debbie of My Vintage Daydreams. She is such a sweetheart.

Right here was my first REAL egg. One with a shell. I ate it for breakfast right away.


The yolks are so golden and the egg white is nice and firm, not all runny and watery.


Here is Q with the first egg she gathered. She wanted me to cook it for her. When I saw she had barely ate any of it I asked her why and she said, "Because it tastes like chicken breath." I died. Does not surprise me as she doesn't really like eggs.


These are my two girls that are laying.
Flower Muffin



And Rocky.


Look at those wide hips now to pass all those eggs.


The first eggs were so tiny but you can see from day to day they are getting a little bigger. Some of the chickens are quite squawky in the mornings now before they settle into a nesting box. I love the sound but I sure hope it does not bother my neighbors. I find it a more pleasing noise than when my dog barks but you never know how other folks might feel about it. Chickens are legal in our city or at least hens, but I don't want to bother anyone.


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39 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun. I love the fresh eggs, they just are the best. Hugs, Marty

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

My daughter knows someone that has fresh eggs. He sent some home to us and they do have a bit more yellow of a yolk I noticed. The taste is a bit different, but, all in all I liked them. My husband keeps asking where he can find small eggs. The stores only carry medium, large and extra large. Guess I've never heard of small eggs. Not sure why he wants them either, but he does most of the cooking especially weekend breakfasts....I'm sure someday I will find out. Very cute post....kids say the funniest things sometimes don't they!

Beth said...

your little girl is so cute. holding the egg up like that ... so sweet!! i know you are so happy. yippee!! that breakfast looks so yummy good. enjoy them!! (:

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH! How funny- an egg that tastes like chicken breath- Love that you are getting some eggs now! xo Diana

Kerin said...

Yippee!
Fresh eggs!

It will be nice not to have to run to the store for eggs now :)

Smiles :)
Kerin

Helen said...

I burst out laughing when I read about the chicken breath! Then, I looked around to see who saw me! Children are so precious, they tell it just as it is. How fun to see the fruits of your labors.

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Elaine! It's so exciting seeing your first real egg! It is like pure gold!
Your little girlie is adorable and her comment about "chicken breath" is so cute!
It's been such fun joining you as you have shared your chicken's journey with all of us!
Happy Wednesday, my sweet friend!
Carolynn :)

Terra said...

Your hens have beautiful black and white feathers, and the egg cup is very cute. How fun to gather eggs from your own chickens.

Dina said...

"chicken breath"...totally cracking me up!!! Reminds me of when my boys were little and super picky eaters, they LOVED chicken, so everything I put on their plates (and I do mean everything) that was new to them, I told them it was chicken and they would gobble it up.

Diana said...

That is so exciting! Home-grown eggs do actually have a flavor, unlike most store bought eggs which are kind of flavorless, imo. I had forgotten (having grown up with home delivery of milk, butter and eggs from a local farmer back in the '60's), until I got eggs from my own chickens.

Mine get pretty raucous when they are laying, too, and now everyone around here says "oh, you're the one with the chickens!", but I've never had anyone complain -- I think there are too many barking dogs for anyone to throw the first stone. At least the chickens don't make noise after dark!

Wait until you make some egg salad with your new eggs! It will be beauteous!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Well congrats on your eggs, what lovely girls you have.

I would so much rather hear the cackle of a chicken, then the roar of the lawnmowers, and the blowers....

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Mica said...

what an adorable gift. Yay to the hens for giving you a little bounty. Thay have grown so much. I love the pic. of the fuzzy, fluffy hen rear. Too funny. have an awesome wednesday. Mica @ The Child's Paper

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Aren't fresh eggs the best!!! My friends have hens and I love it when I get fresh eggs from them, the best ever! Happy the two girls are laying! Hugs, Linda

It's All Connected said...

Yay, the eggs are here! I've been waiting for the pic of your little one with her first egg. ~ Maureen

Terri said...

The egg cup is adorable! Glad to hear your hens are producing now. I love chickens. I wish I had a neighbor with chickens :)

nancy said...

Congrats! The squacking will go away once they're more comfortable laying. My barred rock laid the biggest eggs!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Well congratulations! I say when you have more eggs than you need...take a few to the neighbors...that should ease any of their doubts!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

"Chicken breath!" ROFL!!!

Stephanie said...

That chicken breath comment is hysterical! Love it!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I know what you mean about the chicken noises vs. barking dogs.
I don't mind the chicken noises. But I must say, round about nap time, George decides it's crowing time! Why? i don't know.

love Q's assessment of the taste of eggs. made me chuckle... Pat

Linda W. said...

Yahoo! Looks like fun to gather eggs from your own chickens. One of my neighbors has chickens and I love hearing them clucking.

Mary said...

Your chick is a similar to mine. She has a long name, but I usually just say Blackie. We have Reddie and Goldie, too.

Cottage Tails said...

Chicken breath lol - SMILE!!!

Julie said...

Yay - so much fun. I wish it was legal for me to have chickens. I need a little house in the country. J

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Before we got our own chickens, a friend sent us some fresh ones. I scambled them for my husband but he couldn't eat them! They had the STRONGEST smell to them. When we got our own I told my husband that their egss better not be like his friends. Thank goodness they are not, my husband said it makes a big difference in what you are feeding them!

laurie said...

such beautiful chickens, I'm with Q , I just don't like eggs I never have, my husband loves eggs though,

Tina Leigh said...

I have 9 hens...I really enjoy my ole girls. I can't say I can really taste a difference in store bought eggs or home grown but they are richer in color. I prefer them in baking for sure.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How nice that you have fresh eggs at home! They are just so creamy. And so convenient. I love the laying sounds too. And they can be loud! I just love what tiny kids say! Recently one of mine leaned up against me and said,"You're so soft!" I said thank you, and my daughter said "She meant it as a compliment!" I certainly took it like that. You don't just get soft overnight! Haha!

Magazine Your Home said...

What fluffy little ladies they are and such perfect eggs! Chicken breath LOL!

Cranberry Morning said...

I hope she doesn't sue you for posting that unflattering shot of her behind. :-) Smells like chicken breath. That is priceless!

Kris said...

SO exciting!! I bet you thought this day would never come!!
Funny little Q!!!!
XO Kris

deb said...

wide hips huh....maybe I should be laying eggs???? LOLOLOL.....

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love fresh eggs...made any way! And the sweet egg cup is perfect! I think I have one something like that! Wish I had a fresh egg to put in it! Hugs!

Carla Karam said...

Laurie... we've been talking about getting egg laying hens.. you make it sound so rewarding.
Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours… Carla

Katherines Corner said...

our daughter and her family have five laying hens. Two lay colored eggs! Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing on the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Hoping you have a great weekend xo

Jann Olson said...

Congrats on your first egg. My hubby works with a friend that sends his farm fresh eggs home with us often. They really are yummy. Even if the do taste like, chicken breath. lol! Kids say the darndest things. My neighbor has chickens, but the noise doesn't bother me. Love thos wide hips! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Pamela said...

We love eggs at our house! Thanx for coming to the party!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

That's so EGGcitiing! Sorry, couldn't help it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

That's so EGGcitiing! Sorry, couldn't help it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
kathy

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