Early last spring, Wes came home with 4 chickens. If I remember correctly, all but 1 wound up being a rooster and boy did those roosters make great soups, seriously. The roosters were a little mean and their obnoxious and off key cockadoodledoing was more than we could take. With just one hen left behind, Wes decided to order chicken eggs off the internet. I was blown away by the thought of eggs being delievered in the mail. Well, it happened and after a few weeks in an incubator, we had 15 baby chicks... yes 15.... this was the minimum egg order.
I'll fast forward a few months....
The playscape is multifunctional now, a kids play haven and a chicken coop.
We have a variety of chicken types and I won't even begin to pretend that I know what they are. They aren't "tame", but they've gotten pretty comfortable around us. We may not have a dog, but with the chicken's we have a place for our dinner scraps.
4 boxes for the chickens to lay their eggs.
We are picking anywhere from 9 -15 eggs a day.
So scrambled, over easy, hard boiled, or sunny side up, we have all the eggs we need, plus 12 dozen more. Good thing the kids like to eat omelets. Let us know if you'd like a few dozen. We'll make you a good deal and maybe throw in a chicken with your order.