Sunday, 15 July 2007

An Egg!

Two consecutive chicken posts I'm afraid as we have the excitement of the first egg.

The egg was fried and then cut into quarters so that we could share it and agree with my husband that it was definitely the best ever egg!

I was pleased to learn from the comments to my last post that the chickens would be fine if we let them out of the coop. They had their first taste of freedom this afternoon and seemed to thoroughly enjoy pecking everything in sight. At the moment they are still happily wandering round the garden but I am hoping they will take themselves home to roost soon as the light fades.


Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

Did they put themselves back in at dusk?

the flour loft said...

How exciting.. your first egg and perfectly shared.. here's to lots more.

willow said...

Yes, they did put themselves back in at dusk. Isn't it amazing the instinct that animals have? hard-wired into them somehow.

Moonroot said...

Congratulations on your first egg!
When we got our first chickens my husband & I spent the first couple of evenings chasing the poor panicked things round the pen when we decided it was 'chicken bed time', not realising they'd quite happily go in of their own accord when they were good & ready. Glad you're quicker on the uptake than us!

Leisa said...

Hi, how exciting for you. It looks like we got our first eggs together!! Hope all is drying out for you.