We ordered tons and tons of baby chicks (85ish, I believe) last spring. I tend to do things BIG. I can’t help it. Why have 10 chickens when you can have eight times that many? So, we sent off for the babies and have nurtured them ever since. We sold 15 and the dogs have eaten several and several others have died from one cause or another. Now we have 39 (I think).
And they are JUST NOW starting to lay some eggs! Hallelujah! The egg drought is O-V-E-R.
The only problem is that we purchased two of the most efficient breeds out there and they are living up their productive reputation. Yesterday Matt picked 15 little eggs. The day before 11. The day before that 10. Eventually, they all will lay close to one egg per day — that’s 3-1/4 dozen eggs every. single. day!
I’ve said it before and I’m going to have to say it again: EGGS FOR SALE!
(Cute little baby eggs — probably the small size in grocery stores — are for sale for $2 a dozen. They will be $2.50 once the eggs get a little larger. Email me if you would like some!)
I hope you have an “egg”ceptionally good day!
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My name is Ginia Oehlschlager and I'm a small-town gal from Missouri. Join me as I document my crazy life on the farm with my husband and four kids. I'm always looking for frugal, simple ways to live the life God set before me. Where faith, family and fun come together on the farm.