Monday, October 11, 2010

Egg



Yes, that's exactly what you think it is: our first egg.

I should clarify. Not ours, exactly, since we didn't lay it. And not an egg from our original flock. But an egg laid at Mucky Boots all the same.

The new flock we got from Ev is about nine weeks older than our existing flock, and a few of them had just started to lay before we brought them home. So yesterday, their first full day at Mucky Boots, they presented us with two beautiful creamy tan eggs. Yes, we ate them, and yes, they were really, really good.

Good chickie chickies!

5 comments:

Natalie said...

Delightful!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Well how cool is that? Pretty cool I think!! :-)

Toni aka irishlas said...

Nothing like retrieving that first egg! Our hens laid their first egg the day we left for Ireland last year so my daughter, who was chicken sitting, got to eat the first egg!

Paula said...

Congratulations on your first egg!

How do you know when you get a fertile egg or an infertile egg from the Orpingtons?

Miriam said...

Well, Paula, that's a good question! Apparently if you crack an egg and look at the yolk, there will be a small white spot. If the spot is a bit larger and round, it's a fertile egg. If it's smaller and not so round, it's not a fertile egg. We've been too excited about our three (so far) eggs and too quick to eat them that we haven't checked fertility yet, so all this is based on what we've read, rather than our experience.

And just in case any of you are wondering, it's totally fine to eat fertile eggs - you'll never know the difference.

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