Saturday, 14 April 2012
We got another 2 hens in January, bringing our total to 7. A few days ago, we knew all of them were laying when, for the first time, we got 7 eggs in one day. We now have a bit of an egg mountain back home. I will pickle some soon. Some will be given away or swapped. We have a family birthday party tomorrow so some will be given away then. I'm getting my hair cut this afternoon so my hairdresser will be given some as well. I've been looking through medieval recipes recently and saw some dishes which used a dozen eggs and a pint of cream. Obesity wasn't a problem then as they worked off the calories through heavy manual labour. Nevertheless, I may try one or two of these old recipes.
We have built a perch from some logs in the chicken run and I spotted 6 of the 7 hens on it recently. I snapped the following shot on my blackberry.