I will be the first to admit that when I first got my chickens it was only because they were just too darn adorable to leave at the store. Approximately two weeks into raising baby chicks in the house I said I would never do that again (fast forward two years and I changed my mind). Since then I have learned a lot about chickens, both from the chickens and from reading about them. I will admit I was surprised the first time I tried one of the eggs from my very own backyard, I didn’t expect there to be that big of a difference. I had always heard that fresh is better, but this was my first step into learning that the rule applies to almost everything. The only down side to fresh eggs is that you can’t boil them, but boiled eggs smell funny anyway 🙂 However, if you just love boiled eggs wait two weeks and you’re good to go.
I am asked questions constantly about my little friends in my backyard, and while most people only partially listen I answer them anyway. So, here are a few of my common questions and the answers.
|The head hen. Not her best pic, but she’s still awesome|
|The pretty eggs we get|
|My problem child Nuggett 🙂 She sure loves me.|