Thursday, April 26, 2007

Fresh Eggs

A friend had called me today and while we were talking she asked about my chickens. I have a couple of hens that have gone broody... walking around all pouffy and clucking at everything that moved... so I let Buffy have 12 eggs in her nest and Henny Penny has 8 eggs in her nest. They should hatch in about 3 weeks. Buffy and Henny Penny are two of my best hens, both sitting on their eggs, softly clucking so when the babies hatch they will know their mama's voice, and nudging an egg back up under a wing if it should roll away. I have several more hens and two roosters, so even though two of my best hens aren't laying, we still get several eggs a day. Just look at the colors... from the softest white, to olive green, to pale blue, to speckled brown... it's a surprise each day when I go to gather the eggs. For the photos, I've placed these in a nest of shredded paper in one of my ironstone bowls. I love the old chipped and crazed ironstone pieces ~ so much age and use and they are still beautiful.


  1. Pretty Lana! I love your photos~ you have such an artistic eye. :)


  2. Once again Lana your eye for photography is outstanding! And look at how rich those egg colors look.... I can't wait to see pictures of all your new chick babies! :)


  3. What a beautiful photo! The blow is gorgeous, and the eggs are really art in themselves.

    Hope that you have a great weekend!


  4. Those are beautiful. I love the bowl. :)

  5. Thanks for the comments everyone! Jean, I can hardly wait to see the first cracks in the eggs and hear the little chirping from inside the egg...
    and the ironstone... I hope I can find more at thrift stores and yard sales this summer!