Buffy and Egg

Spring Is In The Air

February 21, 2013 , In: Backyard Chickens , With: 7 Comments
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Egg production has been on hiatus for the Winter – that’s just what chickens do. It makes me more grateful for the first signs of Spring when I see the first eggs. Henny is back at work, laying her extra large brown eggs (overachiever!) and the Peeps (Buffy and Blanca) are coming into their own in the egg department.

The first egg from a hen feels like a baby’s first steps and their hen songs like their first words.

I was able to carefully peek into the nest today and snap a picture of Buffy with her second egg.  If you look really closely you, too, can see Buffy and her egg.

Buffy and Egg

 

I think this should go into her baby book, don’t you?

 

Egg Day

Henny hovers around the hen house door waiting her turn.  Blanca has taken the lead solo in the egg-laying opera, singing out a gentle song as Henny and Buffy are in the nest.  She launches into a full Alleluia chorus as Buffy exits the nest and walks down the ramp.

I wonder if Buffy with sing her a song as Blanca begins laying. All in all, it makes my heart swell with pride for these girls.

  1. That’s so much fun! I had no idea…I had heard the term “hen song” but never understood until now. Some day when I live in a village where they don’t arrest you and give you a ticket for keeping chickens, I’m going to have some…and fresh eggs for breakfast! Congrats and thank you for a reminder that it WILL be spring SOON! xo

      • Linda
      • February 21, 2013
      Reply

      I’ll bake you a cake with a file in it if you want to throw caution to the wind and get a couple of hens 🙂

  2. Reply

    How exciting! Driving home, heading west on 580 the other night, and I noted it was still light. I can’t wait for spring! Nothing says Springtime to me like fresh eggs, daffodils, and Easter!

      • Linda
      • February 22, 2013
      Reply

      Hi Lilian,
      I could not agree more! I’m sure enjoying the evening light. I hope you’ll be able to come to the Bay Friendly Garden Tour in April…more to come about that later.

      • Reply

        I would love to go! This is my first year with an actual backyard in which to garden. I have more of a brown thumb than a green one, so there is room for some learning and advice. I will keep an eye out for your post on it later!

    • Judy
    • February 22, 2013
    Reply

    I love the hen-on-egg photo. You ought to print an enlarged version to hang on your kitchen wall. Have Jeremy do some Photoshop magic to tease some detail and color out of the shadow.

      • Linda
      • February 22, 2013
      Reply

      Judy- That’s a great idea!!

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