I never imagined that with 4 hens I would feel overwhelmed with eggs…yet that’s how I found myself yesterday. My girls are just over 6 months old and I’ve been collecting eggs for a couple months. Three eggs per day was exciting – but in the past week I’ve had six 4-egg days. Yesterday I looked at my counter, saw a dozen eggs, and knew I needed to step up my egg use!
I am so blessed to be living on my aunt’s best’s friend farm – living my farm dream as I work to restore the family property to farm use. It’s also a great way for me to test out recipes – she works part-time in a doctor’s office and takes lunches with her.
Last night I whipped up a batch of mayonnaise – that used 4 yolks and I saved the whites for today’s meals. I also boiled 4 for egg salad. That still left me with 4 eggs…and a near certainty of 4 more today. Next week is our family Christmas gathering, so I’ll store up some for an egg casserole and some sort of gingerbread baked good.
My research indicates that most chickens slow down their laying in the winter time, but Gold Comets (my girls) average 300 eggs per year. I plan to add 20 birds to my flock next spring – which mean I could be looking up to 14 dozen eggs for sale per week! If you’d like to know when eggs are available for purchase just let me know and I’ll add you to my email list.