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Gathering Eggs

I Always Enjoy Gathering Eggs


Gathering Eggs is fun. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know I have automated the feeding and watering of my chickens. But I still manually gather the eggs each day. These girls average 19 eggs a day. Today was an exception with a total of 20 eggs. Considering that two of the chickens are Roosters, that’s a pretty good ratio of eggs to girls.

This short video is what it looks like when I go great the hens and start gathering eggs. I usually stay in the yard with them for a bit because many of them love to be held and petted. The roosters are a bit stand-offish, but at least they don’t attack me like other roosters I’ve had.

With eggs coming it at nearly 2-dozen per day, it’s a good thing I have a local store that is purchasing everything I bring them. In fact, if you’re eagle-eyed, you may have noticed that I only pick up 14 eggs in the video. That’s because I grabbed 6 this morning to make an even 8-dozen for delivery to Hillcrest Artisan Meats in Little Rock.

I still have plenty of eggs for home use and plenty of uses for them. One of my favorite recipes calls for a full dozen eggs. I might share that in another post on another day.

Gathering Eggs
Basket of Goodness

I’ll get some more video of the chickens one morning next week. It’s just too hot out there in the afternoon to spend much time. Thanks for stopping by.

Here are some other posts I’ve written about the chickens

Barred Rock Hens are sweet

One of our Barred Rock Hens These girls come running every time they see me. Now I have no delusions that it is for any reason other than they know me as the guy who carries corn, but still it is a great way to be greeted every time I go …

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. Instead …

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 …

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 …