The chickens are such a fun addition to S&B. Though their main job is to assist with pasture maintenance by following after the sheep with pasture rotation, they’ve also been the first source of income as well as true entertainment.
Over the past 6 months, I’ve seen a lot of eggs. This was our first egg:
This is a picture my first customer sent me – she was so excited to get farm fresh brown eggs, she immediately cooked it for dinner and sent me a picture:
This was the most eggs my girls laid in one day:
I had 5 eggs per day for several days in a row – and was overwhelmed by eggs!
There’s been a teeny tiny fairy egg:
And a mega gigantic egg:
Another tiny egg:
An unexpected egg (under the bush instead of in the nest box):
But this one. Shew. This one about did me in.
It looks normal, doesn’t it? It wasn’t at all. When I reached in to take it out, I may or may not have screamed a little bit. It was a complete and whole egg – with no shell – and was the consistency of rubber. After freaking out for a sufficient amount of time, I checked Lisa Steele’s website Fresh Eggs Daily. It was very interesting to find out that this is a normal experience! Thankfully for me, this was the one and only so far this year.
No worries – if you purchase eggs from us, I promise they won’t be rubber! That is, unless you decide to do this fun science experiment!