To help the chickens know where to lay their eggs, I placed golf balls in their nesting boxes. Apparently, chickens like to lay where other chickens have laid before, so the balls are supposed to mimic eggs, and it worked! Tater Tot the Rhode Island Red hen laid her first egg right next to a golf ball.
|Tater Tot's first egg! (+golf ball)|
|What's that? Can I eat it?|
On Sunday, I caught Tater Tot in the nesting box rearranging the hay for her next egg.
|Tater Tot the Rhode Island Red hen|
|Tater Tot's 2nd egg|
|Tater Tot's 3rd egg|
So far, we have only eaten her first egg. We cooked it along with an ungraded farm fresh egg and a supermarket XL free range egg for comparison. The first egg is always the smallest, so Tater Tot's is the little one at the top:
Her eggs are getting the tiniest bit bigger each day. They should eventually be XL. Chewy only cares about eating them, though!
|I can has?!?|
This is the face he made after his first bite of Tater Tot's egg (we shared it). I think he was pretty pleased!
|Cadbury the Red Star hen|
And, just for fun, my favorite chicken, Poopiebutt the Easter Egger hen, with floofy cheeks:
I love that the chickens look right at my camera! They are such funny creatures.