Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Six Eggs In A Day

Today it happened. All six of our hens laid eggs. The light green/blue eggs are from the Ameraucanas. The deep brown eggs are from our Rhode Island Reds. The tannish colored eggs (which are sometimes speckled) are from the Barred Rocks. They were the last to start laying.

Since New Year Day, we've averaged four eggs a day! We're having quiche tonight.

5 comments:

pasadenapio said...

That's a work of art in itself! The color palette is beautiful.

Sarah said...

Excellent! So your chickens have started paying their rent. :) How old are they? Ours are four months old and no eggs yet!

Michael Coppess said...

Thank you Ann. The different colors are fun. You know our kids have been taking hard boiled eggs in their school lunch and say their friends think the different egg colors are "awesome."

Sara, it is near time to go on egg watch. It was 5 1/2 months (late November) to our first egg, which was greated with great celebration. Since then we've gathered anywhere from 1 to 5 eggs a day, until today of course when we got six.

Sarah Jane said...

Holy moley, that is great! Look how pretty those eggs are!

Leslie in Altadena said...

Thank you for the coop tour today! Your "girls" are beauties and they have a lovely home.

You both are an inspiration to a budding chicken farmer. Now, time to poach the fresh Ameraucana egg...