There’s something to be said about fresh eggs. Until you have had eggs straight from a farm or backyard flock, you have no idea what you have been missing.
I can not wait until my chicky babies start laying. With a flock of 16 hens, I should probably average a dozen eggs every day. That means I’ll be able to not only have fresh eggs for my own household, but I’ll be able to sell some as well. Here in Alabama, if you sell eggs from your home, you can do so without restrictions. If you sell them at a Farmer’s Market, well that’s a whole ‘nother story. I have no intention of going that route.
In case you were wondering, those gorgeous green-blue eggs were gifted to me from my dear friend Christy. She has a few Americauna chickens, also called easter egg chickens. I had actually planned on getting a few of those myself, but the hatchery that I ordered my chicks from was all sold-out of them. Maybe if I feel like adding to the flock next year, I’ll get a few of those.
I have also been asked lots of questions about eggs. I have a blog post in the works that goes into all the science and things I have learned about eggs over the years, and will be sharing that in the near future. If you have any thing you would like to know about eggs and have always wondered, add it in the comments below and I will try to address it in the Egg post.
Time to go feed the chickens!