Sunday, June 27, 2010

Joanie's First Egg (And She'll Get it Back)

I was happy to get this little white surprise when I looked in the coop this afternoon.

That happiness turned to mild disappointment when I rolled the egg around and saw that it was cracked open.

She either dropped it, or pecked at it. Damn it. So close to eating one of my own home grown fresh eggs. But I'm boiling this one and giving it back to the chickens. Maybe tomorrow I'll get one that isn't broken. At least this one had a shell. That's a step up from those shell-less blobs she was laying last week. Looks like she was just lacking calcium.


Rantings by a Middle Aged Drama Queen said...

EWWW mom you can't feed chicken eggs to chickens...........

luvewe said...

Wanna bet? Chickens are omnivores. They'll eat a live chicken if you let them. I've even seen one of my hens steal a mouse from our barn cat....and eat it in one gulp. Protein is good for them. I fed them a hard boiled egg, today, and they went gaga over it.