A brand new, still warm, Pullet egg.
I was doing laundry and one of the little buff's was hanging around snooping in odd places. I asked Ralph if she could be thinking of laying an egg and he said NAH....she is just looking for bits to eat.
Well I continued to do laundry and the pullet continued to rummage around between crates and feed bags and boxes. Finally after hanging up a load of laundry I had to see what she was doing. Ah Hah! I caught her as she was climbing up from a neat nest she had made behind the extra box spring in some plastic bags. There lay the sweetest little egg ever! [I am sure anyone who ever finds their first pullet egg thinks this!] So we took inventory and checked out several places the buff pullets had been hanging around today. Pay dirt, we totaled three lovely little eggs.
The thing is we had figured 5 and a half to six months of age and the nesting boxes are planned but just not built. The wind damage to the Tobacco barn roof from the last storm has us working on other things.
Still it is very cool to get our own eggs. Especially since we just bought 3 dozen from our Amish neighbor.
The Amish Eggs on the left and our new eggs on the right. The Amish eggs are lovely and come from a flock that run all over a wooded horse pasture. The would grade large.
The egg production race has been won by the sweet little yellow chickens that still climb on everything! Now the race is really on to get the roof fixed and the chicken nest boxes in place.
Humn herb flavored eggs?
Happy homesteading everyone....