Sunday, December 25, 2011

We Brock You a Merry Christmas

Yearly total: 247
Monthly total: 200
Weekly total: 82* new record

Sunday 12* was a record
Monday 11
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 12
Thursday 12 first day with 2 green eggs
Friday 13* new daily record
Saturday 12



We used some of our eggs to make what I call Backyard Fresh Egg Nog. It is so, so, *so* delicious!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

62 pieces of poultry pleasure

Yearly count: 145
Monthly count: 118
Weekly count: 62 (+17 from previous week)

Sunday 8
Monday 7
Tuesday 11* new daily record
Wednesday 8
Thursday 9
Friday 9
Saturday 10


{Pea checking out part of this week's haul}



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The girls were working hard

Yearly total: 109

Eleven beauties waiting for me today...


I love those blue green eggs! They are like little gems from the nest. =]

Monday, December 12, 2011

This week in egg counting

Yearly count: 83

Sunday 4

Monday 7

Tuesday 4

Wednesday 7

Thursday 8 (new daily record!)

Friday 8

Saturday 7 Including our first blue green egg from an Americuana!




A comparison of our typical sized eggs:

Weekly total: 45 eggs
December 2011 running total : 56

I ordered some plain 12 count egg cartons from Zellwin Farms. The price was very good, the order was shipped the day after I ordered. The cartons are sturdy and exactly what I was looking for to transport the eggs. Zellwin Farms offers the option to customize the labeling on the boxes which is awesome. I am not quite there yet, but I can't wait to do that. =]



Saturday, December 3, 2011

Record: 7 egg Friday!

Yearly total:34

The girls were busy after taking Thursday off. We got seven eggs Friday-two white and five brown.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Just 1

Yearly count: 16

I guess most of the girls are taking Sunday off. Just one brown egg today.


=]

A handful for Saturday!

Yearly count: 15


One this morning




Four this afternoon. I cleaned ur the coop today and moved the stone up one next. Three eggs from this afternoon were laid in that next. I has stopped them from laying in the dirt. It is remarkable.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Dirty finds 4

Yearly count: 10



Three eggs in the bottom left nest.  This is looking like a favorite spot for the girls.


One more hiding in the nest right above that.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

3 IS the magic number


Wednesday afternoon we got 3 eggs!  All of them where in the coop.  Hopefully the girls will keep laying there.  They are in and out of the coop and nesting boxes all day.


We are almost positive the brown egg is from The Enforcer, a Black Sex-Link. I'm guessing that two of the Brown Leghorns are laying now. The play follow the leader in and out of the coop all morning.

Yearly count: 6

Dirty finds 2

No eggs Monday but Dirty found 2 eggs today.  A white one in the dirt and a brown one in the nests.  The white eggs are from one of the brown leghorns, but I don't know which of the 3.  We're not sure which hen laid the brown one.  We have 3 different breeds that will lay brown eggs for us.

Yearly count: 3  =]

The count starts

We've been waiting since June 11 for these jokers. Today we finally had the first egg laid.



Of course it was in the dirt where the house of cards was but an egg is an egg and I am stoked! Let the counting begin.

1 for those keeping track. =]