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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2020, 11:56:06 pm »
I found egg number 1 today! It was on the smaller side. Not sure which chicken did it, but we are quite excited.
 
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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2020, 02:29:08 am »
Are you going to let it hatch to start growing your flock? The kids must be really beside themselves!
« Last Edit: November 06, 2020, 03:09:35 am by Curelom »
 

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2020, 01:55:34 am »
It was eaten. We had 3 more eggs today. There are no roosters, so none should be able to hatch. As they mature, we should start getting large to extra large eggs.
 
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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2020, 07:26:44 pm »
I have 4 chickens  a rooster and a duck. The chickens had been laying really well until lately. Today we pulled 2 eggs  after weeks of no eggs. We just got a 'new' coop from Hick's brother and will get chickens in the spring. This time I want to get at least one chicken that will go broody and actually hatch eggs.
 
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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2020, 02:34:33 pm »
We are up to 7-9 eggs a day. This is anticipated full production. We are eating enough that we do not yet have much excess.
 
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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2020, 03:34:17 pm »
That scene from Napoleon Dynamite just flashed through my mind--you know, the one where they're eating egg sandwiches and drinking eggs...
All grown-ups were once children...but only few of them remember it. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "The Little Prince."
 

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2020, 09:25:04 pm »
Do they have large talons?
 
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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2020, 02:30:46 am »
Wow, less than 5 months since those chickens joined you & you are getting 7-9 eggs a day!

Are the eggs delicious? Do you store or cook them different from purchased eggs? As a city kid, I've only ever had eggs bought at the store. If I someday do a farm stay or guest [dude  :D] ranch weekend, I'll want to try actual fresh eggs.  :P
 

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2020, 06:29:04 pm »
In a blind taste test we could not tell the difference between these eggs and others. The yolks are slightly darker.

Eggs are processed in different ways. The typical US version involves cleaning and refrigeration. However, I noted in many European supermarkets that the eggs were simply on the shelves. If you do not refrigerate them, eggs can sit out for a long time. Something about the pores in the shells opening and closing with temperature, which then lessens protection.

We just put our eggs in an egg carton on the counter. So far we have kept up with eating them all. There are currently 3 adults, 3 children in my house.
 
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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2020, 01:01:26 pm »
Jason, in Canada and the US, eggs are washed before they're sold commercially. The washing removes the cuticle, which allows bacteria and such to penetrate the shell, hence the need for refrigeration. In most other countries, eggs are not washed, so don't need to be refrigerated.
 
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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2021, 09:57:04 pm »
I am not Gaston and 9 eggs a day is tough to keep up with. We have given some away. And my wife makes custard once in a while.
 

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2021, 10:47:11 pm »
The washing removes the cuticle,
 

Wait. Eggs can grow fingernails?
All grown-ups were once children...but only few of them remember it. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "The Little Prince."
 

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2021, 02:56:39 am »
The washing removes the cuticle,
 

Wait. Eggs can grow fingernails?

Of course. Where do you think the chickens come from that produce chicken fingers?
 

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2021, 08:11:47 am »
Oh, that's brilliant! Thanks for the laugh, this morning, Curelom.
All grown-ups were once children...but only few of them remember it. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "The Little Prince."
 

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2021, 01:31:44 am »
And this is where another favorite snack treat comes from.

 

 


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