A Week in Farm Photos March 15th - 21st


This week heralded in the official start of spring, but signs have been in the air for awhile now here in Virginia. Egg production is booming and the first daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses have bloomed. Enjoy this peek at our week.

















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8 comments:

  1. Ok I need a simple answer. Do I wash the eggs as I pick them up or at least wipe them off?

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  2. What was wrong with the egg you threw on the ground? In the second photo you have the eggs on the wrong side if you're trying to hatch them don't you? I hate spring. It means it is time to get up the rest of the leaves I didn't get to in the fall. Time to start cutting grass. Time to till the gardens for out cool weather crops. Time to start those outdoor summer projects.
    Out girls are trying. I'm getting 1-2 eggs a day now from the 6 of them. When ever they see me I think they have a guilty look on their faces.

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  3. Your eggs are absolutely gorgeous. I like the picture of eggs in the basket. You don't even need to paint them for Easter. Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos, Lisa.

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  4. The egg dropped by accident. And I'm not trying to hatch eggs, I was carrying them back to the house.

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  5. Wash dirty ones and refrigerate them. Your eggs really shouldn't be dirty tho if you keep your nesting boxes clean.

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  6. How can I encourage mine to use the nest instead of laying them for all the others to poop and walk on them? It's about half and half these days. Would love for them ALL to use the nest!

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  7. I use what I call a "bait" egg in the nest box. It is either a fake egg or a real one that I mark with a pen and leave in the nest. This has helped convince my girls to stop laying under the coop and use their box. I have 5 hens and 6 nest boxes, but they all only lay in the one. I only occasionally have to retrieve eggs from odd locations. Try it, hope it helps....🐔

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  8. Eggs have a protective "bloom" on them to prevent bacteria from entering through the shell. Try to avoid washing your eggs until you are ready to use them. If they are excessively soiled, wipe off with a dry paper towel. This has worked for me for years....🐔

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