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February 17, 2008 in chicken, Humble Garden

Our First Egg!

Further to my post the other day on High Throughput Food, one of our 13 hens has started laying. Its hard to tell by these pictures but it is what is called a pullet egg. Chickens are not called hens until they are a year old. Before then they are called pullets. Our girls are only about 22 weeks old (we think, was ages ago now). Often with pullets, you will get small eggs. Later, once the chickens are in full swing, their eggs often come out much larger.

Our First Egg!

My daughter Q is the chicken mistress and these chickens are her pets.

Our First Egg!

She and her little sister KD are seen in the photos above cracking the very first egg open. Q enjoyed it pan fried. It was eaten so fast (she liked it) that I didnt get a chance to shoot it.

There will be many many many more.