I had to buy eggs this week!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickbea, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Well, the girls are moulting, and my egg supply has run out. I had to buy eggs from someone else - :mad: It makes me long for those early summer days when the eggs are rolling out of the refrigerator every time the door is opened!
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I'm sorry. Thats a tragedy, actually. Plain, old white eggs today were $2.08. Ick.
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    I bought them from a local lady who has a very large flock - $4.00! Eeeek! I told the girls all about THAT as I was filling their food dish this morning! [​IMG]
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    I had to buy some the other day as well. [​IMG] I still only have one who is laying. At least my RIR started sqatting yesterday... maybe she will start laying in the next week or so. My BR who looks like she should have started 3wks ago is still just chowing down without producing anything. If she doesn't lay within the next 3-4wks I may start to think about the stew pot....
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    My girls aren't laying yet - one is 20 weeks and the others are 16 - and it's KILLING me that I have to buy eggs. I, too, have a stack of cartons probably 10 high.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    If this is the confessional thread, I have to join. Our four Buff Orps have been crossing their little legs and withholding the goods from us for many weeks now. Maybe one egg every two days, between the FOUR of them!

    So we have had to.....(choke, cough)..... buy ..........storebought eggs. We had to wear wigs and sunglasses so nobody would know it was us, the people who brag incessantly about their golden girls's eggs. I'm thinking of getting therapy.
  7. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    LOL! funny post.
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    OMG, I do not hear this. [​IMG] If my girls don't give eggs, we don't eat any eggs. It's as simple as that. My eggs are the only eggs I trust. Yucko to supermarket eggs. [​IMG] I am fortunate enough that I have enough variety in ages that we always have somebody laying. Whew!

  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Quote:I didn't buy eggs for at least a couple months while waiting for my girls to lay eggs. The thing was... if we have no eggs, I don't make bread, cookies, french toast, pancakes, etc. That is hard enough that I had to break down and buy some free-range, organic eggs. At least that should be better than regular store-bought.
  10. antlers

    antlers Songster

    Jun 20, 2008
    East Cent Minnesota
    $4.00 huh?

    I just sold 18 yesterday for $4. course they were only medium in size but they are free range eggs & very fresh. Getting 9 a day from 9 sex links that are about 21 weeks old.

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