See what I did there? I’m on the slippery slope of backyard chooks. Truly. I am already at the bottom of the slope.
Anyway, my girls have been very productive lately. Out of 10 hens we have been getting up to eight eggs per day. They are like egg laying machines!
It looks like the young girls have reached point of lay and are egging the others on to lay every day. Even the bantams are in on the act. The young ones are not producing the biggest eggs on the planet, but at least they are consistently laying.
In the photo, you can see me with two eggs. The white egg on the right is one laid by a Pekin Bantam, and the other brown egg on the left is from one of the point-of-lay ISA brown hens. Sweet isn’t it?
So what have we been doing with all these eggs? Well we sell a dozen here and there, but mostly eat them. Last week Ben, during cooking class, made Kim and I dinner in the form of a Frittata with a salad. This took up 8 eggs.
It was simply delicious.
However, that was only one day’s production from the girls, so just about every day we have been eating boiled eggs for either breakfast or lunch and on weekends we have been cooking poached eggs for breakfast.
Don’t get me wrong. We really appreciate this ramp up in egg production by our feathered friends. After the egg famine of winter, it is a welcome treat to be bombarded by bum nuts.
So, have your girls started laying again? What have you been doing with all those eggs?