Sunday, June 24, 2012
Eggs are one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Not in the wow look at that way but in a simple mesmerizing way.
The chicken eats the food, bugs, weeds, and drinks the water. Then in her body this egg is formed, with its hard outer shell and complete inside. She sits down and struggles to lay it in a dedicated nest site. Once finished she gets up and goes about her day, eating, drinking, and pecking around. We collect the egg and store it for use.
Each chicken is different and therefore so is her egg. Tiny our little bantam hen laid the small dark brown egg, Salt n' Pepper laid the large light brown egg, Red laid the light blue egg, and Charlotte laid the almost olive colored egg.
Its amazing to watch to wonderful beauty of the egg making process then seeing the end result still warm from being laid cracked into a cast iron pan for breakfast.