Wednesday, 23 January 2013

EGGS!

Arthur, my allotment friend, is away for a day or two so he asked me if I would like to feed the chickens.   Of course, I said YES!



Before going to feed the girls, I made some muffins for my breakfast.  It's cold and snowing here so I needed something warm and filling.



While chatting to Celia, ace hen keeper and talented artist, I mentioned my muffins.  Celia said the hens would love them for breakfast, too.   So I pulled on my wellies, packed a couple of muffins and made my way to the allotment. 



And these are what the chickens gave me in exchange for a couple of muffins and a few chicken pellets.  These beautiful eggs were so fresh they were still WARM!  Amazing.

Thanks to Celia for her excellent  advice.  Please take a moment to look at her lovely work.  Just click on the link below:

Celia Hart - Purple Podded Peas

10 comments:

  1. What a very special way of "Outdoor Ornithology"!

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    1. My favourite kind of Ornithology, the kind you can eat! : )

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  2. There is absolutely no way I am telling my girls that you are feeding your wards FRESHLY BAKED MUFFINS. They may go on strike!

    Isn't a warm egg just the most amazing thing?

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    1. I never knew how incredible a warm egg could be...sounds pretty crazy but it's true! As for the fresh baked breakfast, that was a one off. We will be back on the toast tomorrow. : ) Wonder if chickens prefer butter or jam?

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  3. How lovely! Did they enjoy the muffins?

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    1. They enjoyed them so much that they gave me three more eggs when I fed them their supper! : ) Mind you, I don't think hens are picky eaters.

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  4. Our hens haven't laid for a while, maybe I should start baking :) x

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    1. These girls are wonderful. I got 11 eggs yesterday and 8 this morning. I think there are only 11 hens! I can understand why keeping chickens is so popular. : )

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  5. It is one of my life goals to have a garden big enough to keep some chickens - I love them, the way they strut about to the noises they make!

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    1. I have to say, I was most impressed with these girls. In two days they provided me with 23 eggs and they are so friendly and beautiful. I understand why so many people are devoted to their hens. I hope you attain your goal, I know you would really enjoy them.

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