We have back yard chickens- it's the first year that we have had them. They were raised last spring as peeps, hand fed, and kept under a warming lamp. Gradually they made their way outdoors. We are learning as we go, but daily gathering the eggs never seems to get old. Farm Fresh eggs are amazing. The chickens are a happy bunch of 12.
I'm not a "Chicken farmer" by nature. We happened into a local pet store for our cat 'Mittens' last April, and found ourselves leaving with 4 of the most adorable peeps ever! (Yes, I said 4 :) We then went back 3 more times for other varieties because they were so darn cute! It took almost 5 months until the first egg appeared. That was an exciting moment around here...."WOW an EGG!" Now we are BLESSED with an Abundance of eggs every single day. They are really fun to watch and not that much trouble to keep. We have a chicken wire run for them, a hen house (we don't have a rooster), and an enclosed portable chicken tractor so they continue to get fresh grass in different areas of the yard.
I've been coming up with different egg recipes over the last few weeks to use up some of the many eggs that we've been getting daily.
- Pound Cake
- Angel Food Cake