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.

3 comments:

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.