It’s egg laying season!

It’s been such a long time since we’ve gotten eggs. We have good birds, they eat lots, they have lots of space and sunshine. The problem is that something has been taking the eggs from the coop–a racoon, a fox, a skunk? That’s the only explanation for our egg shortage.

But…now that our chickies are in a chicken tractor, we get 1 to 3 eggs a day! We’re thrilled! We love farm fresh eggs. In just a few weeks we should be getting more eggs, specifically from our dominant copper marans. They lay dark chocolate eggs.

We’re grateful that we getting eggs! Now we just have to figure out how to get duck eggs from Maggie.

Today our friend gave us a dozen baby quail and 18 quail eggs.

The little chicks are adorable. They’ll be ready to eat or lay eggs at 6-8 weeks. They are 2 weeks old this Saturday.

All of a sudden we’re getting duck eggs. We found seven of them yesterday in the sheep shelter. Apparently they sell for $12 a dozen. They’re huge and have huge yolks.