Category Archives: Eggs

Eggmobile #1: It’s hip to be square…

… and even hipper to be cubed!  Our laying flock now has a 6′ x 6′ x 6′ eggmobile so they can be out on pasture and get fresh grass. Our plan is to rotate them on the pasture, inside … Continue reading

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BIG eggs

All the birds are laying now, so we have eggs in small, medium, and large: chicken (the multi-colored ones), turkey (the speckled ones), and goose (the ginormous ones).  We’re not letting the geese brood goslings this year because all the … Continue reading

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Lil’ Ethel lays eggs on the back porch

One of our young hens has decided that her nesting “box” is actually our back porch.  One day I thought I heard a rat and sent Greer to investigate.  He discovered Lil’ Ethel laying an egg  in the recycling.  I … Continue reading

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Tiny eggs

For a few weeks now, we’ve been getting a tiny, perfect egg every day.  Our adult hens are all molting, so we’re actually having to buy eggs… (We have over 30 chickens, and we’re buying eggs!)  The pullets were only … Continue reading

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“Local” Breakfast

We haven’t found a local place that does a great breakfast yet… except our house!  And today we had quite the local meal: eggs from our hens kale from the kitchen garden shrimp from the coast blueberries from the Thursday … Continue reading

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Nesting Madness

The new coop has three nesting boxes, but the chickens never use the one in the middle.  We have fake “inspiration” eggs (wooden) that they often move between the two boxes.  I don’t think I’ve seen any of them in … Continue reading

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A Few of Our Favorite Things – “Leftovers” Breakfast

Two weeks with no CSA from Farmer Pete… we’re glad that he has some time off with family, but we are almost out of veggies and out of practice of buying everything we need from the store. We still had … Continue reading

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Tapas Night

We’ve been watching José Andrés’ Made in Spain episodes, a really fun show.  He is extremely enthusiastic about food!  In one episode, he caramelizes onions for 45 minutes, then adds an equal volume of eggs to onions, and scrambles them … Continue reading

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Virginia Visit 2: Eggs from the Farmer’s Market

I stopped by the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market, and was pleased to find someone selling eggs.  Aren’t they pretty?  Look at that huge Americauna blue/green egg in the back!  (It turned out to be a double-yolker.) I purchased red carrots from … Continue reading

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Rehabilitating the pasture. . .errr back lawn

It is important for the hens to have fresh greens available for them to browse.  Some of this comes from kitchen scraps, but the majority comes from pasture grass. . .Pasture grass?  In the urban farm environment this means lawn. … Continue reading

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