Eggs for breakfast. Eggs for lunch. Eggs even for supper (if I forget to defrost something or am just a lazy sloth). Paul had fried eggs and bacon for breakfast, then scrambled eggs with veggies & cheese in a thermos for his lunch. And he doesn't complain one bit. Well, maybe just a little bit, but mostly for me to think of some other way to prepare the eggs.
Last year I bought twenty Rhode Island Egg pullets. Two of them ended up being roosters (one having already been taken "care" of) so that brought us down to eighteen egg layers. Add that to the flock of fourteen or so older hens and we ended up with a bunch'a hens. Which are all now laying eggs.
Over here. Over there. Under the bale of hay. Or just wherever.
A few weeks ago I noticed some of the younger hens hanging out near the storage shed and I'd occasionally hear that "Hey, I laid an egg! Come see so I can peck your eye out!" clucking and squaking near the general vicinity. I made a few passes around the shed, but didn't see any obvious signs of egg laying. After noticing a general decline in the egg deposits in the hen house, I finally got down on my hands and knees and did a more thorough investigation of the storage shed. And here's what I found:
Fifty eggs. And nobody bothering to set on them. So Charlie has been getting his share of eggs for breakfast. And lunch. And supper.
Problem is, now that I've exposed their secret egg stash, they've found a different one. One that isn't in the nesting boxes. Normally we get around two dozen eggs, and today there were only thirteen. Guess I'm off to do some recon on egg-hiding hens today.
Anyone have a unique / yummy egg recipe they'd like to share? I'm sure Paul would appreciate it.
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