Monday, November 7, 2011

Behind Door Number Three: The Egg Story

Way down in southern New Mexico
In a green valley 
Along the Rio Grande

There is a pecan orchard

And in the middle of that orchard 
You will see a little adobe house
And a little adobe garage

And next to the adobe garage sits a little chicken house...

(Click to enlarge any of these pictures)

That little chicken house has three little doors.


Each little door leads to a little nest, but the best door of all is Door Number Three.


That's because behind Door Number Three, you will find...


Oh, no. Look out! It's Bitey Albertina and she is giving us that look.
Even though she pecks my arms, Bitey Albertina and her two Peckatini Sisters, 
Lizzie and Meg, give us three eggs every single day. 

The brown egg on the right comes from Bitey Albertina,
the other brown egg is from Liz, and the green egg comes from Green-Legged Meg.
Now, how many of you know the name of the hen who laid your breakfast egg?

If you would like to see some other home-grown eggs, check out Georgia's post, The Size, Shape, and Color of My Eggs

And while we're on the subject of hens, I forgot to tell you that November 5th was Hug Your Chicken Day! I'm sure it's not too late--you can still hug the first chicken you see today. You might consider wearing an apron, though.

14 comments:

Margie's Musings said...

Mmmmm, I'll bet those eggs are good! And what pretty hens!

Georgia said...

Love the photos!! Such a nice chicken coop btw! Thanks so much for adding my link. We need more chicken photos too lol. have a great day!!

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

And they're delicious too! It's such a nice homey sound to hear the chickens "purring" out in the yard.

Peg said...

I can't even begin to guess which breed of hen lays 'brown' eggs. I'd have to look that one up... from my youth they were 'Rhode Island Reds'. Love the chicken coop too! Envy you the fresh eggs each day.

clairz said...

Peg, our Barred Rock (shown) and Rhode Island Red are the ones who give us brown eggs and the Americauna gives the green ones.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I love this post...and I love your chickens' names. And such a cute little coop. Such lovely eggs, too.

Hug Your chicken Day?! What a fabulous holiday!
We hug our chickens every day, but still!
My kidlets want to know if they were supposed to get the day off from school on the 5th. I had to tell them that it fell on a Saturday. hehe!

~Lisa

Ms. Becky said...

that's the fanciest, most adorable chicken coop I've ever seen. love that green roof. when I was a young girl it was my job to gather the day's eggs. no matter the year, there was always a mean hen that stayed on the nest, refusing to give up her treasure. your hen is beautiful, so too the eggs. you are truly blessed that you know the names of the hens that lay the eggs you eat. how special is that? happy day to you Clair. now go hug your chickens!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lucky to know your layers! Our daughter and sil have a few chickens at their Oregon acreage, but I don't think they've named them. The fresh eggs are delicious.

Kate said...

Did you know that there are more chickens in the world than any other bird?? Nice little bit of trivia that I'm sure you are happy to receive!!

Linda said...

That looks like one ferocious hen!

Morning Bray Farm said...

Cute post. :) I'm sure the girls appreciate your gratitude. :D

ladyfi said...

Wow - those eggs look pretty good!

I'm not sure I'll be meeting a chicken today, so I'll hug a dog instead! ;-)

Quiet Paths said...

haha, I would love to have chickens but I just don't know about all these cats in the neighborhood. Great post. I like you led up to the door...

JeanneL said...

Since I know Albertina and The Girls personally, I can vouch for the fact that there is definitely a purring sound as one approaches the chicken house. Their eggs are yummy and absolutely beautiful!

Jean Lee