Today i had the honor of cooking the very first egg! We wanted to compare the chickens egg to a store bought egg. I took the SBE and put it in the pan, then i took the CE and cracked it in the pan next to the SBE. The CE’s yolk was SOOO much smaller than the SBE’s yolk was. They cooked at about the same rate. After they were done we added some pepper and salt. My whole family ate one bite of the store bout egg. Then i split the yolk to the chickens egg. It was soooo orange. we tried a bit of that one. one word…………………….WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was so much more flavorful, it melted in my mouth and the yolk was delicious. I don’t eat eggs often but i would eat an egg every day if they were like this one was! We hope to find more VERY soon!
OUR VERY FIRST EGG CAME TODAY!!!!!!!!! Here is the story. My dad was talking to us and he asked me if i could go check the coop for eggs because they should start laying very soon. I got my coop shoes on and i walked in the coop. i didn’t expect to find anything because we NEVER do. I walk into the run, take off the latch and open the door. Right there in front of my face is a very small light brown egg with two darker speckles. All around the egg the hay was scooted aside. We think the egg belongs to my sisters chicken Pippa because after i took the egg out Pippa came over to where the agg was and started sqwuaking and looking around. My sister also said that when she came in to look for chicken eggs Pippa was in the coop and she went crazy until she left. But we still do not know for sure. When i found the egg i started screaming egg egg egg egg. My sister went insane and she came down to see it. I was so happy i found it first and i declared that i would also cook it first as well! Here are some pictures so you can enjoy my egg happiness!!!!!
I very sad to say that I am going to have to stop the contests because nobody is participating in them. I am very sorry but it had to be done. Good news we should be getting eggs soon.
It is very hot here in Illinois, so that means that our chickens are hot, too. Pippa got so hot that she dug up the hay until she got to the dirt, then she actually layed down sideways, spread out her wings, and opened her mouth. It was very funny! so far we are waiting to see when the very first egg will come and from which chicken. The way to tell which egg is from which chicken is easy. Just look at the color of the flap of skin around their ear. The very first egg from a chicken is usually very small and oddly shaped, it also usually doesn’t have a yolk inside it. Ways to tell that your chicken is about to lay an egg is their behavior. Chickens will run around noisily, sqwuaking, basically acting like a maniac. I like to call this the “Egg Dance.” After about 30 minutes of this your chicken will lay down in any place they like, lift their butts really high and . . . . . . LAY AN EGG!!!!!