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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday's Tails, #13


Good news, we got our first egg from the Buff Orpington hens Sunday!! YAY!! It was a good size too for a first egg but then again, they are the biggest hens I have ever had! Good girls! :)


Until they get up to full production, I bought a couple dozen eggs from one of my friends. She has a mixed flock of 23 hens that are in full production and she has eggs running out her ears! LOL!! I wanted to show ya'll the lovely variety she gets from her girls.


That is one of the most beautiful dozen eggs I think I have ever seen! :)

28 comments:

rugosarosefarm said...

Congratulations! That must have been the cosmic day for Orpingtons. My lavender Orpington also laid her first egg on Sunday!

Alica said...

What fun! I just love finding eggs...I remember when I found the first one, I didn't believe it, and actually accused my sister of "planting" it there to tease me!

LindaG said...

Congratulations on your first egg!
And how wonderful to have a neighbor with extra eggs. :-)

Paula said...

Love the blue eggs. Your egg is about the size our new chickens lay too. Usually about 2/3 the size of full size.

TexWisGirl said...

such a pretty range of color!

Candy C. said...

rugosarosefarm,
Congrats on the first egg from your lovely Lavender Orpington! :)

Alica,
I love your story! :)

LindaG,
I felt lucky to be able to get farm fresh eggs from my friend!

Candy C. said...

Paula,
One of my other friend's chickens are still laying the tiniest little eggs so I felt lucky!

TWG,
I couldn't believe how beautiful they are!

larkspur funny farm said...

Congrat's on the lovely new egg - soon you will having to look up recipes to use all those extra eggs.

Robyn said...

Yey for pullet eggs!
What breed of chickens does your friend have to get the blue and green eggs?

Teresa said...

So glad they've started laying!

Susan said...

That is the best part of egg-collecting - putting the dozen together in the box! Buffies are just the loveliest hens - the first egg is so egg-citing!

Candy C. said...

Grace,
I'm looking forward to finding ways to use them all up!

Robyn,
She has Araucanas for the blue and green eggs and actually the pink ones too! The dark brown eggs are from her Black Australorps.

Candy C. said...

Teresa,
Me too, I was getting tired of buying eggs! LOL!!

Susan,
Very egg-citing! I love my Buffs, they are so pretty and really friendly too!

Kristina said...

Those eggs look great.

Michaele said...

love the hen in the middle squeezing in to look at you : )

nancypo said...

Congrats! I miss my Buffy, she was a beauty...

Ngo Family Farm said...

Yay! My buff orps are my best layers, and friendly too :)
-Jaime

Evelyn S. said...

Wow...no dyeing necessary for Easter! ;-)

Candy C. said...

Kristina,
Thanks!

Michaele,
I thought that was cute! :)

nancypo,
The Buffs are beautiful, you'll have to get some new chicks.

Candy C. said...

Jaime,
I'm really loving the Buffs, wish I had started with them instead of the Barred Rocks! :)

Evelyn,
I was really impressed by the range of color from her Araucanas!

Nancy Claeys said...

Congratulations! That's egg-citing. ;)

Love how your friend gave you two of each egg, and put them in pairs. Beautiful!

Kristi said...

Love your friend's rainbow of eggs. Who could go back to plain old white ones after that?

Candy C. said...

Nancy,
I love the first egg of the year, it seems to herald in spring!

Kristi,
Not me!! LOL!!

Anne Payne said...

Great photos. I love Buff's! They were our first chicks we ever bought and so friendly. Now we have some hens that lay the green & blue eggs.

Kateri said...

What a gorgeous carton of eggs from your friend! And congrats on your first egg from your buff orphingtons--the first egg is always so exciting.

Candy C. said...

Anne,
I love my Buffs, such nice chickens!

Kateri,
I was really impressed with the eggs from my friend, lovely!

RED GATE GAL said...

Candy,
Love the rainbow carton full of eggs! I remember our first egg, I think I shed a tear out of pure joy. Enjoy...I a the Queen of Quiche in neck of the woods. I have to do something with all those beauties!

Candy C. said...

Red Gate Gal,
I'm thinking a quiche for supper tonight! ;-)