We are FINALLY getting some eggs! It only took two flocks and seven months…
It never fails to amaze me that when one thing starts going right, it changes paths. Our new flock of six mutt-chickens (one rooster and five hens) started laying eggs a couple days ago. These beautiful, light, green and blue eggs! Finally we have some real farm eggs in the fridge and don’t have to pay nearly $5 for a dozen, flavorless eggs at the market. Eggs lined up on the refrigerator shelf make me feel as if we are actually producing things on this micro farm again.
Then yesterday morning as I came around the corner of the house, with food in hand, I spot not one, but TWO roosters standing up on the coop door, crowing their little guts out. Ugh. I have no need for two roosters, so the younger of the two will have to relocate to the stew pot.
I went to sleep with five hens and woke up to four. Thank you universe.