It seems like forever since I posted last. It’s been a ridiculously busy summer. I’m hoping to catch up a bit and post some of the projects I’ve been consumed with for so long soon, including some MOPS projects and maybe I’ll get to some of the VBS crafts I did.
I’d just about given up hope of seeing any eggs this fall. But my Chantecler girls pulled through for me today, to celebrate turning exactly 25 weeks old! I got 2 small light brown eggs today! I’ve got 4 Chantecler hens (and 6 roosters) and 2 bantam Ameraucana hens (and 2 roosters).
I thought chickens all started laying at about 20 weeks. Maybe the Chanteclers take a bit longer to mature, since they’re a heritage, dual purpose bird? Either way, I was so encouraged to actually get eggs today!
ETA: I had to include a picture comparing the INSIDE of the eggs too. Guess which one is the home-grown egg and which is the store bought?
That deep orange means lots of good stuff in that egg… and I’m happy to report there was a decidedly different taste, too! Yum….