Our First Egg

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We went out today to check on the ladies, and take them some stale bread to peck at. Amidst all the hubbub, we noticed that someone was missing.

Mama Squirrel peeked into the coop to find Satay, our Rhode Island Red, nestled down into one of the nesting boxes. Mama started cooing, “do you have something for me?”

Mama reached under Satay, and sure enough, there was a beautiful brown egg. We very carefully began rejoicing. Careful not to break our treasure. For her part, Satay took the big piece of bread that Mama offered her and headed straight to the run with the rest of the ladies.

We’re going to take our one precious egg with us tonight when we have dinner with The Viking and The Honeybee. We’re going to let The Viking cook it for us. And we will toast the accomplishment with a nice French sparkling wine. Seems appropriate.

And I guess maybe now I don’t have to threaten the ladies with the frying pan.

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4 thoughts on “Our First Egg

  • December 3, 2007 at 6:57 am

    My omelette pan awaits in buttery expectation!

  • December 3, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Congratulations! I’m sure you’re all ecstatic.

    Are you giving any special feed to the hens? Not that I know much about chicken food, except for some old article about “Rooster Booster”, a commercial feed for Filipino fighting cocks.

  • December 4, 2007 at 11:10 am

    That omelette pan will be happy to know that we are now up to three eggs.

    We are feeding them Layena from Purina. It isn’t organic, but it is actually pretty good stuff. There are no animal by-products. The ladies also get some kitchen scraps like beet greens and potato peels. They love them.

    I haven’t seen Rooster Booster, but there is an alternative to Layena designed for chickens destined for the frying pan. Ours are lucky to not be getting that.

  • December 7, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    I love that sparkling wine! It is such a good value. It has gone up a bit in price lately, but still worth the $. With the beating the dollar has taken against the euro I’m not surprised.

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