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August 4, 2011
There is something magical about collecting eggs from your own flock of backyard chickens.  It is difficult to describe, the leap that your heart makes as you peer into the nesting boxes and discover the most quiet and delicate scene.  The eggs come in an array of colors and if you know your flock, you know…

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July 27, 2011
Clean unwashed eggs from the girls I never wash my eggs.  When chickens create the egg, the shell is “wrapped” in an antimicrobial coating.  This coating, serves a few purposes.  First, it keeps bacteria, viruses and the like from entering the egg.  It also helps maintain the egg’s moisture content, extending the egg’s shelf life. …

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July 21, 2011
The girls have slowed down laying eggs.  In the early Spring and Summer, we were enjoying six eggs per day.  However, lately this has changed.  I was lucky to get one egg yesterday and two the day before.  I knew that the Silkies would not lay while broody.  Yet, I had grown accustomed to seeing…

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June 22, 2011
Today its raining on the Cape.  It has been cloudy all day with occasional showers from the skies.  I went to check for eggs this afternoon and I found Dolly and Autumn both sitting in adjacent boxes.  Dolly was sitting on two eggs and Autumn was sitting on air.  Then in front of the nesting boxes,…

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March 28, 2011
This was a huge hit for dinner!  It was quick, easy and delicious.  I made two quiche for dinner.  One had only bacon and cheese for the kids.  The other was a rustic bacon and mushroom quiche that my husband and I shared!  Serve this quiche with a side salad and fresh strawberries.  I hope you and…

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March 22, 2011
Over the weekend, we had dinner at our friends’ house.  My friend is an awesome baker and she wowed us with this one!  In all, with chilling time, the recipe takes about 2 hours.  It was incredibly delicious and my tastebuds are craving more!  I can not wait for the bananas on my counter to…

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March 4, 2011
Today I had the pleasure of actually witnessing Tilly lay an egg.  Tilly is and always has been very vocal.  I think that she spends most of her days telling the flock about her woes.  She chatters in a very low voice and interlaces her conversations with the occasional higher pitch, almost as if she…

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February 22, 2011
I have been quickly catching up, reading as much as I can about broody hens and hatching eggs.  My learning curve has been on an upward trajectory!  Most resources suggest separating the broody hen from the rest of the flock.  Some jealous hens can become saboteurs or even have nesting envy, only to kick the broody…

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February 21, 2011
Dolly has been sitting on eggs for 3days.  She seems to be a great broody hen!  As of this morning, she has a total of 5.  Today will be my last opportunity to place anymore eggs underneath her.  You see, the mother hen will sit on the nest for 2-3 days after her first chick…

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February 12, 2011
  Assorted Silkie Eggs Silkie eggs are so wonderfully adorable.  Here are six resting upon a dessert plate.  Two of their eggs equal one regular size eggs.  Thinking ahead to Easter, they are going to make the sweetest colored Easter eggs.   Silkie hens are wonderful additions to your flock, even though they may not lay the largest eggs, they make-up for it…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.