Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The hens, they are a-layin'

We're not the only ones who have been busy here at Rowangarth Farm. In just nine days, our 10 hens have laid over four dozen eggs!

And these aren't itty-bitty eggs either: here's a photo of the four eggs that I gathered this morning before 9:30 a.m.

Now, my hand might not be very big but the eggs are still sizable enough to make it tough to close the lid on a large-grade egg carton!

We average seven eggs a day, though once we collected nine. It's pretty impressive (to us, at least) considering the days are getting shorter and colder, so production is supposed to decline.

Granted, it is only early November so I won't be too surprised if our hens stage a no-laying strike when it's minus 25 degrees outside and the sun hasn't shone in a week.

But in the meantime, we're enjoying the sheer delight of gathering fresh eggs, still warm, from our girls.

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