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Thursday, February 5, 2009

we love eggs

We love eggs here....

We love everything about eggs....eating them, collecting them, feeling them, cracking them for cooking and waiting to see if they have one yolk or two...

Warm fresh perfect eggs just like this one in my hand this morning laid only minutes before....

Smooth creamy shells and golden orange yolks. Fat little spheres of goodness. We love eggs here.

But most of all I love where our eggs come from.
I love our girls and the way they chatter, and sometimes whine...the way the other always has a better treat.....the way they wander and scratch while always staying together....fluffy rears in the air. They are pure and humorous personalities dressed in pretty feathers.

The new girls have settled in just fine, growing as fast as little chicks do....which is very fast indeed. They have reached adolescence now and like most children are quite difficult to photograph, preferring of course to run, although they are relatively easy to coax as still as chickens can be with food. I feel confident allowing them to roam the garden during the day now and in true chook form they will run and follow me whenever I step foot outside....how I love that too.

Of course little Prudence and Emmeline have not been formally introduced to Henrietta and Harriet yet. Being as sweet and pottering as chickens appear, pecking orders are not pretty so we have quite a while to wait yet until my small girls are big and strong enough to look after themselves.

We also have about another 16 weeks or so to wait until we can get excited about collecting even more eggs from these girls in the coop too. We are counting down.

Did I mention we love eggs?

13 comments:

Madeline said...

Your girls are lovely. We have a few of our own, and they are such a joy. There's nothing like eggs from your own hens. And, their quirky little personalities, oh, my, such fun!

littlechrissy said...

Chooks are the best. Watching them run always makes me smile. I can't wait to move back out of the city to get me some chook chook action.

Rest is not idleness said...

Your chooks are gorgeous, especially the ones in the last picture. I want some, but sadly there are a lot of foxes around here. What breed are they?
Pip

Magic Cochin said...

We love eggs too!!! I tripped into your blog via 'Life in the Dome' - love your photos. And the garden looks so exotic :-)

Celia

Amber said...

Oh if i see rightly you have yourself two little silver laced wyndots there. I have gold laced and just love them. Yes i am with you. I love my chooks, their little fluffy bums, their nattering and of course the eggs. My chooks give us so much happiness. I love seeing other chicken mad folk...xxxxxx

Lisa said...

OOOOHhhhh! How I wish we could raise chickens, such a great experience for the little ones! We have the land, but zoning laws will not allow it! Your birds are gorgeous!

Melanie said...

I adore chooks too. I used to work with them (Artificial inseminator) and snuck out 6 of them and put them in the boot of my car to save them hehe I left 30000 behind tho:(

Leanne said...

Yes Pip, Amber was right they are silver laced wyandottes...

Tammy said...

Oh, this is my favorite post I've read all day long!

We used to have chickens and loved them dearly. Gathering eggs was so much fun. :)

What fond memories you have brought back to me with this post. Thank you.

Sabrina said...

My two youngest simply adore eggs and
eat their "eggies" eagerly every morning. I can only imagine how delighted they'd be to have their very own chickens. Yours are so darn cute.

Thanks for sharing your little bit of paradise!

Bird Bath said...

Prudence and Emmaline are growing into fine young ladies...oh those black and white ensembles are so lovely.
enjoy the eggs!

Levin (and Emily) said...

oooh i'd love to have chickens. i love the idea of collecting fresh eggs and knowing with absolute certainty that the eggs you use are happy chicken eggs.
your chickens look absolutely gorgeous. I love the black and white ones.
l
x

Jacqui said...

Gosh what beautiful photos, gorgeous chooks and lovely eggs! I love their funny, quirky personalities and behaviours. Our Wyandottes are very gentle compared to the others - with us and with each other. Buffy seldom joins in any pecking and she's second in command so she could if she wanted to. She's also a smart one - you never have to explain anything to her twice - and lays big beautiful eggs almost all year round. She's having a rare moment of broodiness at the moment and I'm making sure she is having a well-deserved rest and giving her lots of little treats. Your photograpy is so good - I'm really enjoying scrolling back through the posts and admiring the images - you have a real eye for it!