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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Here an egg, there an egg, everywhere.....

My chickens are giving me a glimmer of hope that spring is right around the corner. The last few days I have been getting about 30 eggs a day from my girls, which is kind of crazy for this time of year. I have somewhere between 50-60 hens...I think...I have lost track somewhere along the way. If I start naming off their names I could give you a more accurate census....no really, I could, they all have names. I just choose to not count them for fear that I will realize that, I am, in fact, the crazy chicken lady. Normally egg production slows way down in the winter months, partially from the cold temperatures, but more so with the waning daylight hours. Many people keep artificial lighting on their hens throughout the winter months to keep the girls popping out their little treasures. I always figure that, after they have kept me supplied all summer and fall with eggs to sell at the farmers' market, they should have a well earned rest, so I let them do whatever they would naturally do. After all it's enough work trying to stay warm here in the Midwest winter without the added stress of laying pretty eggs every day.

Although the landscape outside is painted only in shades of brown, I am going to take the excessive amount of eggs as a positive sign that my girls are in on some secret cue from the universe telling them that, even though it may not look like it, spring is coming. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!


You go girls!

11 comments:

Garrett808 said...

those eggs look quite festive! No need for dying Easter eggs! 50-60 chickens? You surely are the crazy chicken lady. I have 6 OEGB, 3 roosters and 3 hens....hey you need a bantam rooster don't you? free to good home!

Nancy K. said...

You can't be the Crazy Chicken Lady...


...you're the Crazy CAT Lady!!!

clink said...

Thank God!! I was afraid of being both the crazy chicken lady and the crazy cat lady!!!

But fortunately, you moved into the neighborhood! And I like my Sheepie Neighbor!

ChristyACB said...

Oh my those eggs are pretty.

Since I now pay almost $5 a dozen for local free range brown eggs, I'm wishing more than ever that I could be the crazy chicken lady...

..or at least have 5 nice fat butted chickens. :)

Mom L said...

Wow - if I lived near you I would gladly pay for those beautiful eggs! They make store bought look so bland! I have never had the joy of eating an egg fresh from the farm - that's gotta go on my own bucket list!

Nancy in Atlanta

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Gorgeous! Our hens only gave us two eggs yesterday - and my husband broke one. Very strange, as there has been only one other two-egg day since they all started laying, and that was the day after "Lucille, the fugitive" spent the night and I figured everyone was feeling a bit discombobulated.

Corinne R. said...

Okay, G, Nancy and Clink, maybe I should drop the 'chicken', 'cat', or 'sheep' prefix and just say that I am the Crazy lady, that way it encompases all of my addictions.

Christy and Nancy L. if you guys lived closer I would GIVE you some eggs! My frige runneth over.

Michelle it seems like any little change to their routine will throw the girls off. I hope yours are back in full production soon (don't let hubby gather eggs!).

Jenny Holden said...

You're allowed to be the Crazy whatever you like Lady Corinne! I'm now the Crazy Beaver Lady up here in Scotland... don't type it into Google unless of very strong constitution! Eggs look fab, Chris and I really want our own chickens... first we need a house... and some land...

Karen said...

Those eggs are beautiful!

Karen B. said...

Wow, that's alot of chickens. The eggs are beautiful, if I was your neighbor, I'd be right over to buy some!

Becky Utecht said...

Hey Corinne, lots of beautiful eggs! And wow, lots of chickens too!
I'm sure if you got the word out, those eggs would be snatched up in no time - especially with Easter coming up.

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