Saturday, June 11, 2005
Ken's Dad in North Carolina gave us a rooster and two hens to bring back with us last week. They laid two eggs and that was it. Yesterday I decided to let them free range. I was a little worried that they might wander off but they spent the day scratching around the foundation of the barn and went back into their pen as soon as it started to get dark.
This afternoon as we were headed out to the barn to feed the rabbits I recognised the familiar clucking of a chicken about to lay an egg. Joshua ran on ahead to investigate. Sure enough she was in the nest box!
So we are calling this our first egg. We fried it and each had half an egg buttie for tea! ( 'supper' for you yanks!)