Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Beautiful (little) eggs!

A small egg appeared in the nest the other day. Perhaps a "fart egg"? Well, perhaps, but I think it's quite possible one of the young hens has begun to lay. Since three are Araucanas and one is a Golden Laced Wyandotte, I'm guessing it must be Dotty. Aren't the eggs just lovely?

Believe me, the salmonella outbreak in the commercial egg stream has shocked people into a new consideration of that old question "where does my food come from?" I have strong feelings about the way animals are treated in the commercial food business, but I don't often share them. It is gratifying to see so many folks recognizing that there just might be a problem out there. Just maybe, maybe you should be eating beautiful eggs from truly happy hens.

Like this little egg.


Dirty Girl Gardening said...

lovely little eggs! Congrats!

The Japanese Redneck said...

It's making me happy that we have our own hens right now!

Sherry said...

I think we all have a new appreciation for our chickens these days.