Chickens and Eggs

I’m so excited Y’all!!!

We were gifted a chicken coop last weekend.  This came at a great time because I’ve been wanting to increase our flock which means we definitely would’ve needed another coop and this kept us from having to build one.  Score!

This is a stationary coop.  We will need to do some work on it to make it safe for the chickens.  And, we will fence it in and put an overhang roof on it too.

I want to free range these chickens during the day and house them at night.  The neighborhood dog threat is gone, so hopefully this will be successful.

The Z Man calls it a chicken coop starter kit.  There is still quite a bit of work to be done to it, but we’ll get it done in time for the spring chicks.

So Excited!!!

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You know, I have a confession.  I never really loved eggs in the past.  Certainly not to the point that I thought I wanted to raise my own chickens.

Eggs were just ok.  I ate them, but didn’t actually crave them.  But of course now that we have our own chickens…

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We are very spoiled with amazing fresh eggs….

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But, it hasn’t been until recently that I’ve decided that I love eggs.  I actually sometimes do crave them.  I believe the reason for this is that I’ve finally figured out how I “like” my eggs cooked.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good fried egg sandwich, where the yolk is still just slightly soft and can make just a little bit of a mess when you eat it.

However, my favorite is a spinach, mushroom scramble with hot sauce (specifically sriracha sauce) and feta cheese.  It’s just amazing.  While the eggs have great flavor, they also get texture from the veggies and I am big on texture.  Texture, to me, can make or break a dish.

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Yep, so those are my favorite eggs.  Well I suppose I should say our chicken’s eggs are my favorite eggs, this just happens to be my favorite way of preparing them.

I know, now you’ll sleep better tonight knowing how I like my eggs, wont you. 😉

Till next time, Y’all stay safe out there!

Lori

2 thoughts on “Chickens and Eggs

  1. Congrats on being able to expand your flock! Do you find keeping chickens to be a lot of work? Our borough just changed its ordinance and we are now allowed to have chickens! I am still deciding if I think it is right for us…but excited that we can at least consider it 🙂

    1. Keeping chickens is very little work at all. They mostly take care of themselves, we just make sure they are safe and have fresh water and food. I love it, and once you eat one of your own chicken eggs you will never go back to store bought.

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