Today the girls lovingly laid the first dozen eggs! For the past few weeks we have had 2 eggs gradually up to 8, then 10 per day, today we hit the lucky dozen.... even got a light blue one from Betsy Ross, the Americana! Which means at least 12 of the 25 are laying. The eggs are laid at different times during the day. Funny note: Generally the next days egg is laid an hour later than the previous day. Our heritage breed hens will each lay approximately 200 eggs per year. (The commerical production breeds can lay 300+.) So far everyone who has tasted our eggs has given them rave reviews! The spoiled girls are fed organic feed, along with free-range grass and each day a variety of treats from fresh fruits and veggies to cheese and yogurt.
We ordered 500 egg cartons last week...adding substantially to the cost of giving our eggs away!