My chickens, my very first egg, & today's breakfast! *w/ pics*

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Robin'sBrood, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I know y'all must think I'm crazy for making such a big deal about my chickens, but you have to understand that even though I grew up in the country in NC, I've never had any kind of livestock or farm animal until now. I've never had a fresh egg (until today! [​IMG] ) and I'm 41 years old. So, in case you haven't read the other 3 threads where I've already posted my eggciting news... my 5-1/2 month old BA laid her first egg yesterday! [​IMG]

    Here are some new pics of my chickies, all grown up now. And some pics of my first ever home grown egg.

    My little family of 4:
    Lacey- Silver Laced Wyandotte roo
    Betty- Black Australorp hen (Lacey's gal)
    Daisy- Millie Fleur d'Uccle
    Millie- Millie Fleur d'Uccle (Daisy's sister)
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    My very handsome, sweet boy
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    My beautiful, sweet, egg-laying girl
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    The lovely couple
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    1/2 of the twin sisters
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    Betty's first egg (on left) beside a 'large' store bought egg
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    Betty's first egg (right) in egg carton w/ large store bought eggs
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    Betty's first egg in frying pan
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    Betty's first egg in frying pan beside large store bought egg
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    Betty's egg yolk was sunshine orange compared to the store bought egg. My VERY FIRST fresh egg was delicious! [​IMG]
     
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    That is exciting! I just had two eggs for breakfast and was thinking that even though I've had fresh eggs for several months now, it never gets old. I'm still excited to go to the coop everyday and collect eggs.

    Your chickens are beautiful!
     
  3. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
    Very eggciting! [​IMG]
    I crack me up sometimes [​IMG]

    Beautiful chickens too [​IMG]
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I wish that all of mine would start laying. They are all between 19 and 23 weeks old and I still onely get 1 to 2 eggs a day if that. [​IMG] I am ready to go out and pick up 15 to 20 eggs a day.
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Beeyouteaful chickens, and the fertilized egg (see donut spot) looks scrumptiously delicious. Ya hava right to be ex sited.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, CONGRATS! I know JUST how you feel! When I got my first egg, I didn't want to eat it! I just couldn't bring myself to crack it open! I even took a picture of it and "labeled" the picture to e-mail to my DH!!
     
  7. GRAM49

    GRAM49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am eating an egg salad sandwich for my lunch as I read this. Made from my beautiful BO's eggs. Delcious! I am rediscovering the joys of eggs.
    Gram.
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey, joeB - I missed the bullseye! Good eye!
     
  9. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Quote:Yeah, I was pretty sure it was fertile (go Lacey! [​IMG] ) I showed that spot to my children and told them that I thought that was where the little chick would grow.
     
  10. fopzuu

    fopzuu Out Of The Brooder

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    I love your comparison shots! Well documented. You should print them out and put them in a brag book like baby pictures.[​IMG] I can't wait to have fresh eggs myself.
     

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