Category / Eggs

January 2, 2012
From the brown egg on bottom clockwise: eggs from Tilly, Oyster Cracker, Dolly, Fifi and Feathers One of my favorite things is discovering freshly laid eggs in the nesting boxes.  It never seems to grow old.  Each egg is a gift from the girls.  In fact, if you pay close enough attention, you will soon …

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November 29, 2011
The big girls have resumed laying eggs. Over the past few months, I watched as the molting increased, the eggs slowly tapered off.  Up until last week, I was discovering two eggs per day. Then all of a sudden, yesterday the girls presented me with five. The most amazing thing is that two of them …

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November 11, 2011
This past Sunday, I attended the Boston Poultry Expo.  One of the cardinal rules during these shows is that you do not converse or interact with the judges.  In fact, people are required to keep a certain distance from them.  It is very easy to spot a judge.  They don a lab coat or jacket …

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November 1, 2011
Halloween preparations took up most of the day along with a few errands.  When I went to grab the kids a snack after school, I noticed that Tilly’s egg was shrouded by a dainty Silkie feather.  It was as though it had its own Halloween costume.  It was beautiful.  So pretty, that I snapped this …

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October 14, 2011
  Happy World Egg Day!  World Egg Day is celebrated annually on the second Friday in October.  Today is when the world celebrates and raises awareness about the benefits of eggs.  World Egg Day was first established in 1996 at the International Egg Commission’s conference in Vienna.  Eggs have played a huge role in feeding …

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September 26, 2011
Yesterday, I went out to the coop.  I could not wait to say hello to the girls.  I missed them so.  It was funny.  At first, I do not think that they recognized me.  I opened up the coop door and tossed scratch onto the run floor.  No one seemed to care that I was …

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August 24, 2011
  Ouch!  This beauty is from Oyster Cracker.  She laid it this morning.  It takes up my entire palm and two of my daughter’s hands.  I can’t believe some of the eggs she has laid, but this today is by far the largest!  I am so fascinated by the entire egg laying process.  As the …

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