Thursday, February 28, 2008

Eggs

Today we collected ten eggs! And I don't think there's been a day in weeks where we got less than four--these chickens are just egg laying machines! Especially considering they refuse to sleep in their coop but instead huddle in one of the bushes (and these nights have been in the 20s, tonight is even colder than that) I can't believe they have it in them to produce the sheer numbers they have been. But they have. And our egg receptacle in the fridge is overflowing with gorgeous eggs in pale blue, pale and dark brown, and an occasional white one. It's so great!

--Jen

3 comments:

Nan Patience said...

It's seems miraculous, so many eggs, no rooster. How does that work?

Eager Beavers said...

Matt (my husband) says that it is really a biologically unsound thing-- that hens produce eggs with no rooster! I guess they're like women; they just have more work to do to lay their eggs! :)

Chloe [-headbang-] said...

If you think about it, if you've ever been to a farm where chickens are bred to make eggs that are pasteurized to be sold to stores, there are no roosters. Hens reproduce naturally.

--Chloe