Our Very First Egg!

We placed an ad on Craigslist and sold two of our white Silkie cockerels for $10 each, and then we traded one white Silkie cockerel for two 3-month-old, black Silkie-Cochin pullets.  The nice lady who traded with us also gave us Olivia, a white Silkie hen.  Olivia is around two years old, and has assumed control of her new domain.

A few days after she arrived, Olivia gave us our very first egg.  It was quite small, but absolutely delicious.

Thank you Olivia, and welcome to your new home.

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15 Responses to Our Very First Egg!

  1. Judy says:

    Now that you have tasted ‘fresh’ eggs, you will never want to go back to store bought eggs. We love our chickens, and enjoy our eggs. Plus, it is actually fun to see how many are you going to get each day. Welcome to the chicken tender community!

  2. Kellyann says:

    Yay! It’s so great, getting those first eggs. :) I’m glad you were able to trade and give away some cockerels.

  3. ohioprepper says:

    That’s great! We purchased our Golden Comets the week before Easter and we are still waiting for our first egg. Congrats!

  4. There is nothing nicer than sitting down at breakfast to two of your own soft bolied eggs.

  5. And the yolks of your “homemade” eggs are more yellow than any shop bought egg – even the free range shop bought eggs. Enjoy!

  6. narf77 says:

    Our flock has swollen to about 30 now. We have managed to “remove” our roosters (tasty they are too…) from the flock and run with one main rooster because our lot free range all over Serendipity Farm. Our problem is that our hens produce prolifically and now Big Yin (the rooster) has decided that we are filching too many of his precious potential offspring and our eggs have virtually dried up overnight (aside from the duck eggs that is…he doesn’t care about them!) as he has headed far and wide over our 4 acre property with “his girls” coaxing them to lay further and further away from the nesting boxes in exotic far flung areas that we rarely venture to in the middle of winter. I have to give it to him…he is tenacious! But having to hunt the scrub and overgrown jungle for eggs every day is growing tedious and we most certainly don’t want more broods hatching out this year as we will be totally inundated with chooks! We already have 7 hens living in an enormous conifer out the front…

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  8. TikkTok says:

    Biosecurity is *critically* important. I have knkwn folks who’ve had entire large (20+) flocks wiped out because they introduced new chickens without quarantining first because they were told the chicken was healthy and it looked just fine. And these folks didn’t have problems for a few weeks and then the die-off started. It’s a pretty common thing. Hope you have good luck!

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