The New Hens are Laying Eggs

Eggs, Glorious Eggs

Today, as I was refilling the chicken’s feed, I noticed six brown eggs in their laying box. I really didn’t expect to see eggs from these new hens for another two or three weeks. This is good news for us and anyone locally who is looking for farm fresh eggs from pasture raised chickens.

These eggs are a bit on the small size, but I expect the girls will be laying large brown eggs by the middle of next month.

Notice the difference in the size of these two eggs. The smaller one, I gathered today from the new girls and it weighs 1.5 ounces. The larger one is from my older flock and it weighed in at 2.4 ounces. But as you can see, they both look amazing inside and out 🙂

Breaking News

In case you are one of those people who things they shouldn’t eat eggs….well, here’s an interesting article for you to read. Published today in the UK Daily Mail eggs-won-t-killTake a minute to read that article when you have a few minutes. The jist of it is that the U.S. government has finally admitted that eating foods with lots of cholesterol – like eggs – does not have an adverse affect on the health of the people who eat them. In other words, dietary cholesterol has does affect levels of cholesterol in the blood.

So, now that you know that…order up a dozen or two enjoy one of nature’s most perfect sources of complete protein. If you live locally and want to start getting eggs from the Ten Mile Farm, we should be ready to start delivering middle of next month. Use the contact us form to shoot me an email before we sell out.

Here are some links to other posts about our laying hens

Farm Fresh Eggs 

Farm Fresh Eggs   There are a lot of benefits of keeping a backyard flock of laying hens, and I think my favorite is the farm fresh eggs they deliver every day. These eggs are nutritious and wholesome. Compared to a store bought egg, well, they are 100% better.

Pastured Laying Hens 

We have two breeds of pastured laying hens The older pastured laying hens are Barred Rock. They have been a wonderful breed for laying medium sized brown eggs. We’ve had these girls for several years and they are starting to slow down in their egg production. Like the sheep, our hens …

Red Sex Link Hens 

Red Sex Link Hens I just wanted to post an update on our pastured Red Sex Link laying hens. Last week I moved them from the brooder to the chicken coop I built.  I kept them in that coop for a week just to make sure they knew where their home …

How to Build a Chicken Coop

How to build a Chicken Coop for less than $180 I got the plans for this coop from Amazon.com they cost less than $5 and were worth every penny. If you want to build a chicken coop, animal shelter, greenhouse, or storage shed, I highly recommend these plans. The plans I purchase were for …

How to Make a 5 Gallon Poultry Waterer

How to Make a 5 Gallon Poultry Waterer   I thought I would provide some more details on how to make a 5 gallon poultry waterer like the one I showed in my Tips for Raising Chickens post. To make the 5 gallon poultry waterer you will need: 5 Gallon food grade bucket with …

Laying Hens

If you have a comment or question about laying hens, this is the category to post it in. What to raise chickens? Want to buy some eggs? Want to know about the nutrition of a free range hen versus a factory egg? Post your comments and questions in this category …

 

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