27 June 2012

snap it 'ground'

Greetings all,
Playing Snap It with Faith Hope & a Whole Lotta Love, this week's theme 'ground'. 
Bless our hens, they are not always laying during our sub zero nights, but each afternoon we leave the coop open in case they wish to lay in a nesting box, however, more often than not, we'll find one or two hens have wiggled their bottoms down on the hay & left a surprise for us on the ground.  
Doesn't get fresher than this, or warmer (i remind the children where exactly that warmth is from - chicken's bottom) but they just think laying eggs it's the most clever thing!!  One day i will receive the acclaim i deserve for hatching them!!  From 8 hens, we're down to a couple of eggs a day, which is a steady enough pace for this egg loving family over Winter.  Love Posie

13 comments:

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great image, nothing like having your own eggs.

Jennifer said...

Your doing well for this time of year. One of our hens was still laying, but I think this week she has taken a break for the winter. I was told by the woman where we got out chicken if you give the chickens cracked corn and wheat in the afternoon in winter it keeps the chickens warm overnight.

Leanne said...

How fabulous to have a constant supply of eggs, even in the cold!

Shelley said...

Our hens aren't laying. I keep checking but nothing yet. I wouldn't lay in these temperatures either :)

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

nothing greater or fresher...can't wait to have chooks of my own xx

Elisa {with grace and eve} said...

Great image! Fresh eggs each day sounds great! Xx

Elisa {with grace and eve} said...

Great image! Fresh eggs each day sounds great! Xx

The Accidental Housewife said...

Nothing nicer than having a warm egg in each hand, coming back in from the yard on winter days like these!

TexWisGirl said...

glad you're able to find them. :)

Amanda said...

Fresh eggs straight from the source nothing better, make me have hen envy.

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

love fresh eggs! enjoy!!! & I am not sure if I will go to my 20yr high school reunion or not.....mixed feelings!

ally said...

Remind them why its warm!! - I love how you're always keeping it real Jennie!!

Little Nan said...

I love eating fresh eggs! You can certainly tell the difference! Wish I could have chickens, but our dog Jack may try to 'eat' them!