Isn’t it cute?!! That was our first egg back in October. Production was way too low until we found a local source of soy-free non-GMO layer feed to supplement our organic whole grain mix with, or vice versa. The combo must be right cause we’re up to six eggs a day! That means we can finally stop buying eggs at the store. Woo hoo!
It’s amazing how fresh eggs cook up so different from old store eggs. The whites are firm and don’t run all over the skillet. The yolks are also more firm so break less even while turning them over; and such a lovely sunny yellow that can’t help but put a smile on your face. And the taste… well, it’s simply incomparable, rich and flavorful. Like an egg is supposed to taste, only most people don’t even know it!
With 17 hens it won’t be long until we’re up to our eyeballs in eggs. Fine by us, we love eggs and so do the dogs! I’ve been saving cartons (and designing labels) for just such a time. We will sell the surplus. The girls like to contribute toward their upkeep. ;)
The meat piglets coming in spring will love fresh eggs , too.