All nine of our hens are laying now and we've been enjoying an abundance of fresh eggs every day. I realize this may sound a little silly, but our chickens have become a part of our family... as much as we love and enjoy their eggs, we enjoy them too.
All the different shades are so pretty. For two months we had only blue eggs, so it was actually pretty exciting when we had our first brown eggs! We've had enough for us every day, and we've also gotten to share a little with family, friends and neighbor.
As our hens have grown, it's been fun getting to know their different personalities. They all run to us when we step outside and love foraging around in the grass and dirt during the day.
Growing up, it was my chore to help out in the care of our family chickens. I loved them and would gather their eggs every day, wash and put them away... I even had a few egg buying customers (smile).
Who would have known that years later I would have two little girls doing the same...