I cannot tell you the excitement I felt when I found our first egg…well our chicks’ first egg! Which is why I think it is time to update you on the progress of our funny farm…in and out of the house!
The chicks are getting so big and they are truly developing unique personalities. We have a slightly shy one, a bossy one, a few followers, an adventure seeker and a “mama” hen…who interestingly enough has been named Steve! She is easy to pick out since she is not white or colorful like the others but simply gold. She is also on the plump side so she truly makes her presence known!
Here she is…our lovely Steve:
As of right now we have no clue which white chick laid the egg, but as you can very well imagine I have been over by the coop 5-10 times daily hoping for another one. To be honest, I have been holding out on you guys with great egg recipes because I want to make all those with FRESH free-range wholesome perfectly healthy eggs from my sweet girls (the chicks that is). I have a lot of great recipes that require eggs and I want to share them with everyone but it will have to wait until I have at least 6 eggs.
I should mention here that we only have females in our coop…I say this because a few people have asked me these important questions….there are no silly questions and unless you’ve had chickens you might not know this…
Q: can you have eggs with out a rooster?
A: yes, just like any female of reproductive age, chicks have eggs…ovulate if you will. They just happen to lay them almost daily.
Q: will you have baby chicks if they lay eggs?
A: not unless you have a rooster and he “fertilizes” the egg….if you catch my drift!
Q: are eggs safe to eat?
A: yes, and they are delicious. You must keep your eggs in the fridge once collected.
Q: do the eggs taste different?
A: yes, they are fresh, full of flavor and delicious.
Q: can you use your eggs to cook or bake?
A: yes, same as all store bought eggs.
Here are some more pics of our lovely ladies….just to brighten your day!
Peace and THANK YOU for reading my blog, I love getting your feedback and please feel free to ask any questions I will answer all (to the best of my abilities!)