Monday, September 7, 2009

Happiness is...

... a full egg carton.

The chickens still have about 7 weeks before they reach their full egg-laying potential, but we're happy with how they're producing in the meantime.

We have 4 brown egg-laying hens of 3 breeds (Silver Laced Wyandotte, Dark Brahma and Rhode Island Red). I put on my detective hat and have been able to discern who lays what in terms of the different shades of brown. So, the gardening kids and I have fun looking at the eggs and identifying the mama.

All of the colors do make for a pretty egg carton. And one of our hens has a propensity for laying double-yoked eggs, so it's an extra surprise when you crack it into the pan!

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