We have an Egg! – 30/06/2019

Recently we announced on my blog our latest new arrivals, our 3 new hens. They are only young hens, about 18 weeks old when we picked them up a fortnight ago so we were told not to expect any eggs from them until at least 22-26 weeks. But that didn’t stop the kids getting excited about the prospect of them beginning to lay, so much so they would check the coop daily for our first eggs.

Tuesday of this week the kids got home from school and as per usual they shot straight through the house into the garden for their daily “coop check”. I instantly heard from the garden “Mummy, Mummy, come and look” and I actually feared the worst. Knowing our hens were still too late I’d expected some bad news or the hear the hens had escaped. But what I wasn’t expecting was this…

Our First Chicken Eggs

Our first egg, from one of our 19-week old hens!

Since Tuesday the eggs have been coming through thick and fast, with at least 1 egg per day, and we’ve also had our first 2 eggs per day too.

Yummy scrummy fresh eggs from our own hens.

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5 Comments

  1. karen reekie

    7th July 2019 at 11:48 am

    Oh well done, how exciting. That first egg is a big milestone.
    I am so sorry I am behind. catching up on three weeks worth of posts now!! #mysundaysnapshot

  2. RachelSwirl

    6th July 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Oh wow! Eggs!!! Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up with #MySundaySnapshot.

  3. Anne

    30th June 2019 at 4:04 pm

    How wonderful. I would love to keep hens, and yummy fresh eggs sound delightful. Your two look delighted anyway.
    #mysundaysnapshot

  4. Sam

    30th June 2019 at 2:41 pm

    How lovely I would love to have hens. Fresh eggs taste so much better X #mysundaysnapshot

  5. Sarah MumofThree World

    30th June 2019 at 9:19 am

    What a lovely, happy photo. You can just see how delighted they are! It sounds like you will all be eating a lot of eggs now.

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