Today, my chickie, she is a HEN!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Well, it COULD have happened yesterday... or the day before. Because you know how men are about checking for things like this... and since it was just the three guys here this weekend while easy child and I were gone, there's no telling when it happened...

    But it DID finally happen.

    And it was either Torchic or Butterscotch, because it is brown:


  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

  4. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    It's kind of like your a Grandma!!! Well to an egg. LOL
  5. Star*

    Star* call 911

  6. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    So when can I expect an invite for breakfast ???

  7. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Woo hoo!!! My mom loved the eggs they got from their chicks.

    At least until Dad started feeding them chicken flavored cat food.
  8. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Are we setting them or eating them?
  9. katya02

    katya02 Solace

    EGGCELLENT!! :biggrin:
  10. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Janet; I don't think GVC has a rooster, so setting them isn't a real option.

    I guess if she's going to go for the ol' egg every day routine, she'll have to keep gathering them up so her hen(s) don't go all broody and quit laying once they decide they've got a proper clutch to incubate
  11. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

  12. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Yayy. Everything grows up. Even the chickens.
  13. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Make sure you collect all the eggs as they are laid, and date them (use a pencil) as you bring them inside. I keep an egg carton on my kitchen bench, for storing our eggs (not that we get many these days - geriatric chooks!).

    If you put them in the fridge, DON'T put eggs on the door because every time the door is opened & closed, it jostles the eggs and prematurely breaks down the structure of the egg white.

    Fresh eggs - don't boil them and expect to be able to shell them neatly. They need to be at least a week old before a boiled egg will peel neatly. But a really fresh egg poaches or fries brilliantly. And you can always eat it out of the shell, boiled.

    You got your first egg because your chickie is old enough, plus the sunlight hours are now sufficient. Be prepared for more to come, and find some good recipes using eggs!

  14. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Congrats!!! :D

    *sniff* seems like just yesterday they were chicks themselves.
  15. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    You better tell those other little chickies to get cracking... one egg is not enough for an omelet!!!
  16. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    What? No rooster? Quick...send me your addy...I will ship you one!
  17. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Thank you all for the well wishes -- we will soon be eat lots of eggcellent dishes! And just in time for Easter!

    Nope, no roosters here, THANK YOU VERY MUCH JANET I WILL PASS on your generous offer... :D

    Marg, thanks for all your chicken and egg tips -- you schooled me well when we had Herbert! I just finished a carton of eggs last week and am kicking myself for tossing the egg crate box in the recycling :( I'll check with my neighbors and see if they'll save me theirs (in exchange for a few eggs once they've accumulated).

    Marcie, I'll keep you posted when I have enough to make a meal! Like TM said, one just ain't cuttin' it. And since this was her first, it's a bit on the smallish side -- more like a large apricot. They'll get bigger as she gets a bit older.

    'Stang, I can't believe your dad fed them cat food!!! But then, I found out husband fed them Italian sausage while I was gone, so maybe it's a man-thing? (Apparently they liked it).
  18. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    wow....its an egg. they grow up so fast.

  19. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Which came first? :tongue:
  20. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Aw, just in time for Easter!