Category: Eggs

Easter Egg Coloring

What better way to make a tribute to all the hens that provide us than to to color eggs and celebrate one of the great traditions of Easter!

Tip –
Add a teaspoon of baking soda to water before you bring to boil & that will help your eggs peel cleanly!


Chill your eggs!

We tried out an egg coloring option that involved whipped cream:

Heavily line a pan with whipped cream – YUM


Add food coloring of your choice – we went for a multicolor tie dye look!


Wash them off, lightly or more and Voila!

See the results & enjoy your Easter Eggs, whatever way you like them!

Calling all crazy egg photos!

Big egg

The grass is greening up, chickens are starting to lay…and the first few eggs of the year have a tendency to be funky. Stories have been rolling in about weird eggs — double yolkers, triple yolkers, and even the rather astonishing egg shown here.

Crazy egg

Our neighbors cracked open this huge specimen last summer and found inside not only two yolks…but also a smaller egg complete with shell!

I’ll bet you can’t top that story…but maybe you can? If so, I hope you’ll email your weird egg photo (and story) to so we can share it with the world!

Fairy Eggs

After a long drought of no eggs, we recently found a very small brown egg in the nest.

This little gift was apparently a precursor of good things to come!  Sometimes hens lay what is known as  a fairy egg when something has disturbed their reproductive system and or before the reproductive system has “gotten into gear”.  Fairy eggs are also known as dwarf or wind eggs.

Fairy egg shown in nest beside normal sized egg

Opening egg


In our case it signalled of new burst of daily egg laying.  Spring is in the air!