After an especially long molting season, our chickens have finally begun to lay on a normal schedule. I love collecting the eggs in my little basket. It makes me feel all Caroline Ingalls-ish. And yes, some of those eggs are blue. They come from our Araucana chickens who naturally lay light blue eggs.
Those are the boys favorite. I like to make it a big deal and we joke that we don’t eat green eggs & ham, we eat blue eggs & ham. Yeah, we get pretty cheesy around here but we keep ourselves pretty amused.
There are a few hens that seem to be nesting so hopefully we’ll have some new chicks soon! The boys love their spring chickens every year! Unfortunately, there are no new kids like last year. We’re thinking about having her bred again next year though.
Our chickens are definitely one of my favorite things about living our little farm. The fresh eggs and even the sound of our crazy rooster crowing in the morning are things I can’t even imagine living without. I hate eating store bought eggs when we go out for breakfast. They taste so blah to me, they really don’t taste good at all. There’s something so invigorating about it all.
If you’re thinking about getting chickens, this is one of my favorite books. I also love her book on Canning & Preserving. It has some of the best jam recipes I’ve tried.
What’s your favorite thing about Spring?