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Hum drum egg days are over

new eggs from the new chickens


Finally got around to checking on our 50 gallon nest barrel.

At some point earlier this week our chickens decided it's time to start laying again.

Not a day too soon as we both are getting tired of hum drum store bought eggs.



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Yes, mine too! Well, at least one of them. I only have 3. Last egg before this week was Nov 9. Between molting and broody hens and short days. But one has started laying again and I had 3 eggs from her (every other day) so far this week. Hopefully the other two will start in soon. My youngest made pancakes this morning for breakfast and commented on how yellow the pancakes were. I'd almost forgotten how yellow our hens' eggs are.
Comment by Ellen Fri Jan 20 23:52:37 2012
Ours were laying a month longer in the winter than yours, but it's been a long six weeks with storebought eggs! It's funny --- I used to think I couldn't tell the difference between storebought and homegrown eggs, but our current eggs are about twenty times better and make it hard to choke down storebought.
Comment by anna Sat Jan 21 08:21:20 2012





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