Once upon a time about 4 years ago, our grandson Christopher was climbing on the haystack and found one of the neighbor's hens setting on a nest of eggs. His obvious question was "can we keep them"? This turned into a teaching opportunity, a trip to the feed store to learn about chickens, stopping by the hatchery to price chicks, and one heck of a deal that grandpa couldn't refuse and a dozen white leghorn pullets going home with us that day. As the haystack diminished, the demise of the nest became eminent. Grandma's obvious solution was to order an incubator to hatch the eggs. The first seven egg incubator soon gave way to a one that would hatch 45 chicks and then a search of Craig's list located a three rack rotating cabinet that holds 270 eggs.
With that large of an incubator watching the miracle of chicks hatching became our favorite past-time. This soon led to finding them homes, so making and buying chicken houses became our next full time endeavor. Three chicken houses later, each attached to outside runs so our hens can roam free, we started finding eggs. Blue eggs, brown eggs, green eggs, white eggs, pink eggs, little eggs, big eggs, led us to the next dilemma. What shall we do with the eggs?
The answer is either eat them or sell them, and that is a lot of eggs to eat! We make one trip to town every week supplying eggs to a select group of loyal customers; as well as stocking a refrigerator here on our farm for drop in customers. If you are local to the Caldwell area and are interested in checking out our farm fresh eggs, please send us a message.