This was our fourth egg. Which meant we had enough for scrambled eggs. Very small eggs means very small portions, but they were so, so good.
|This is a salad plate. Our eggs might be sized small by the USDA, but they'll get bigger as the hens grow.|
Jim and I have been joking about the cost of each egg. I'll tell you: making your own coop is not cheap (or quick). I think we both agree that the experience of raising day old chicks to laying age has been worth it. Yesterday Jim was inspired and spent a lot of the day working on finishing up the coop while I tried to will myself away from being sick (allergies, cold? I don't know.).
I got an update on Penny the rooster yesterday. He is making a farm family very happy. They've never had a friendly chicken before, and their little girl loves to spring out of bed in the morning to collect eggs from Penny's friends, and cuddle him. He's doing a great job as a second rooster, and today he meets 15 new hens that the people are bringing home just for him!