Our First Big Egg

December 21, 2010
Our 3 year old holds our first big egg next to a silkie egg

“Thank you Tilly, Thank you Dolly.”  I heard as I was cracking the eggs into the dish.  My daughter was at the front door staring out over the blanket of white at the coop.  Today I was so surprised when I was out clearing snow and attending to the chickens.  I did not think that I would find any eggs today.

It was cold last night.  It snowed like crazy and there was about a foot of snow blanketing the coop and run.  I cleared off the run and coop, changed the water, gave the flock scratch and then opened up the nesting boxes.  There it was; the most gorgeous large brown egg.  I’m not sure if she laid it in a nesting box or on the edge.  When I discovered it, it was in the shavings close to the nesting box.  I guess another chicken could have pushed it out due to curiosity.  Maybe she even pushed it out.  It was her first egg.

Truthfully, I am not sure which chicken it came from, but my kids were thrilled to see it and told me Tilly laid it.  As the eggs cooked in the pan, the kids were jumping up and down, dancing and singing about the eggs they were about to eat.  Fresh food is really something to get excited about.  There is something to be said about having fresh eggs delivered in the morning despite the weather outside.


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