Sunday, January 30, 2011

Eggstravaganza

With days  getting longer, the hens have begun laying in earnest. In the past few weeks we have gone from an almost manageable 3 or 4 eggs a day to an overwhelming 20-24 eggs a day.

I just finished washing the eggs from past few days -- 9 dozen, not counting the rejects. Any eggs that have hairline cracks because I didn't gather them in time and they were beginning to freeze or that are soiled (from chicken poo or a broken egg) become dog and cat treats.

I love the assortment of sizes and colors - huge eggs from our older chickens and duck,  petite eggs from the first time layers, and cute tiny eggs from the banty.
Let me know if you are in the market for some SBF eggs...please!


8 comments:

Allison at Novice Life said...

How wonderful! Wish I lived in the neighborhood! I taked a dozen ;)

Marie said...

pretty -- i ordered the chix catalog from a few posts back....fun stuff!!! order's in!

Michaele said...

Don't you wish there was a good way to preserve eggs? Nice assortment!

Toodie said...

How wonderful! I hope this is what I will encounter in a few weeks. I do plan on giving eggs to the senior center. Your girls are doing well.

Donia said...

I would gladly take 2-3 dozen, plus I have many empty egg cartons that I could give you. Please feel free to email me. (I believe my email address should show up in your admin section.)

Becky said...

Wow! That's a lot of eggs! I would definitely be a regular customer if I didn't live so far away. :)

katiegirl said...

Wow, that's a lot of eggs! Can you sell any to your market customers? I've finally been able to start selling again as my hens pick up production. I also read another good way to preserve eggs is to make pasta with them. The dried pasta stores well and you can use up some eggs that way.

Susan said...

Several people have contacted me for eggs after seeing this photo- hooray!
Donia, I cannot access your email address- please contact me at skwaughtal @ aol.com
Toodie, great idea to donate excess eggs! I could take them to the food shelf. Altho I would like to sell some so the chickens could help earn earn their keep! They are devouring about 100 lbs of feed a week this winter.)
Pasta is a great idea--tonight I made creme brulee - YUM.