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Chicken Update!
cap, captain miss america

Oh my goodness, so the most exciting thing this week!

First off, chickie update! Look at how big! They are this big!

Secondly, and this is, admittedly, not the biggest surprise, but still terribly exciting and magical and wonderful every time it happens, WE HAVE EGGS.

That egg? That egg is ten minutes old. Ten minutes! This is the freshest egg I have ever had in my whole life!

By the end of today, we had nine eggs over the course of seven days, so it looks like both of our big hens are laying.

We had eggs on Saturday morning:

And then this morning, a little after I got up, my dad came down from the hen house with the egg in the picture above. One perfect brown egg! So we cooked it right away and ate it right away and it was pretty much incredible. We split it in three, so I had a third of an egg, and I didn’t eat another thing until two pm because it was so awesome.


Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

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You make me want chickens. I'm vegan now, but I think if I ever had a house in the country, I'd get chickens and eat/sell their eggs :)

I love the chickens so much! I'm not sure how they feel about me eating their eggs, but I think it's pretty awesome.

You should get bees too, they're super easy to take care of and they let me pet them and everything.

Sting allergy... :(

Yay chickens!! I'd love to have some yard chickens like more people around here are doing. Cheekens and yeggs!

They are just great! We have ours in a pen because there are coyotes in the area but they would be even better in the yard!


ten-minute-old egg sounds awesome. how do they taste in comparison to supermarket eggs?

It's hard to explain exactly but they are much milder and a bit butterier tasting. The biggest difference is in the texture-- they are really soft and light!

All I know about eggs is that they are white and come in grey cartons at the store. :|

Do all of your hens lay brown eggs? Or do some lay white ones? How does it break down by breed?

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