Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fresh Eggs

Happy first day of Spring!

Small update about my chickens.
I know awhile back I wasn't sure if one of my chickens was a rooster. Well, he is most def a rooster!
A mean one at that! He has flogged all of us, except for my husband. I still can't seem to get rid of him though. He protects the ladies!

I spoil them with grapes in the afternoon.

 I was a little bit scared right here.
 I just knew he was getting ready to flog me! I had my shovel near by!

 We also added three leghorns. These little white chickens are laying machines! They lay the biggest eggs I've ever seen! 
 My black chicken lays a brown egg. She finally started laying about a month ago.
I'm keeping the brown ones for my Easter eggs. They say the colors are brighter.

She's my fav! She will stay right beside me and let me feed her and hold her.
The other ones, you can just forget about that! 

Clean fresh eggs! Nothing better.
(The cow has nothing to do with the eggs, she's one of my recent antique store finds;) I love her!) 
 This is my favorite egg carton.
 I love the colors and the barn.
Makes me happy!

Have a great week everyone and thank you for stopping by!

Joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday!


Janette - The2Seasons said...

You are so lucky to have fresh eggs and a little farm family. I loved the photos.

Marydon said...

You have a wide selection of color for sure! & they are good sized.Love that egg carton.

Have a great eve ~

Jane said...

When we lived in the country, I toyed with the idea of having chickens. Oh, how I wish I had! Fresh eggs just can't be beat! I think the rooster situation is funny - I bet it is entertaining to watch him and his hens.

Kelly said...

Well aren't you lucky to have your very own chickens! I didn't know that. They look mighty cute roaming the yard. I've heard that fresh eggs like that are the best tasting. I have never eaten a fresh laid egg. I hope I can one day. Are you going to keep your rooster? I've heard that it's hard to tell them apart till they get older.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I would love to have some chickens for the fresh eggs! I could do without a rooster, though. Don't want one flogging me!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, Pippa, I love your chickens and how nice to have your own fresh eggs. Now watch out for that mean rooster. My husband grew up with a mean one, too.

Karen Harper said...

Your flock is beautiful even that pesky rooster is cute. I sometimes think that I would like chickens and then I remember that I'm afraid of birds lol, I don't think it would work.

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Hi! Love your girls...
I would love you to join my Farmgirl Friday blog hop! Look for the linky on Thursday evenings!
It's great fun,lots of wonderful homemaking and homesteading ideas and really nice people who love to share and comment!!!
So nice to meet you today!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I didn't know you had chicks, guess I have missed a few post. We had a miniature rooster that not even the dogs could get rid of. That thing was soooo mean. I thought one day when he got me, that I was gone! I am about to take 4 dozen eggs to town to give away because hubby's chicks are laying so many right now, and he is the only one who eats them. I do love to cook with fresh eggs tho.

Suzy said...

You a so fortunate to have fresh eggs right at your fingertips! I'm a born and bred city girl so I've never had one. I hear there's a world of difference in the flavor of fresh vs grocery store eggs. Love all of you roosters too!

Jen S. said...

I can't believe you have chickens (and a rooster!) That is so cool!
I like your little cow...what a great find! :)