Good Job Chickens!


Yup. We have eggs. Two of ’em. You would have thought the chickens were smoking cigars and speaking French with the level of my enthusiasm as I sprinted across the backyard in my pjs early this morning screaming babe! eggs! babe, come here! eggs!

I suspected something was up with all the bbrruuuggg brrruuoookkking in their run. Then I had mild cardiac arrest when I saw two brown eggs just sitting there in the dirt. Holy shit. They were so cute.


My vegan friend, Sarah, has been craving eggs lately and said if I could prove that chickens don’t have anxiety with the removal of the eggs, she would eat one. Well, I don’t know for sure, but I thought they were a little freaked out when I took the eggs. But then, I realized it was more my excitement and audible heartbeat that was the freakish thing and that they were actually calm. Like, chicken relief. They were so worked up and proud over their creations. And, after I took the eggs they went back to their usual brooding, calm selves.

To reward their efforts, I cut up some really horrible tasting apples. But horrible tasting apples to humans are exquisite noshing for chickens.


AND, one was a double yolker. They were so delicious. We didn’t even sit down to eat them in our back yard, or sit down at all. We just scooped the eggs off the skillet and dove in right there standing in the kitchen. Not the prettiest picture of me, but Andy documented my pleasure.


14 Responses to Good Job Chickens!

  1. lera says:


    I’ve really been wanting chickens for a few years. I think I almost have my husband convinced.

  2. Katie says:

    OoooOoooh a double yolker! On the first try is pretty cool.

  3. Melinda says:

    Congratulations! Yum. I am soooo jealous. I want chickens. And ducks. And goats. Sigh. Someday we’ll have them, probably in the city. It’s the one thing I wish we had. Ok, two. I also really really want a backyard – or frontyard or any yard – garden again.

  4. TRB Holt says:

    3 cheers for the 3 chicks! Now fry up some green maters from your garden and I’m there!

    As for the girls….grubs for all!

    xo, Mom

  5. Heather says:

    Oooooooh! So exciting! Eggs! Like chickens aren’t fabulous enough, what with their hilarity and instant composting, there’s breakfast too. Gosh, I can hardly wait…

  6. Jean says:

    hahaha, your excitement is tangible clear over here in Twoville!

    I can’t believe a double-yoker, too.

    I see a chicken feather down there by somebody’s foot. Are you saving chicken feathers?

  7. Kathi D says:

    Sweet! I think I’m about 2-3 weeks away from our first fresh eggs, and I assure you, I will be whooping and hollering!

    I am planning to put super-realistic ceramic eggs in the nest boxes so the girls won’t freak over their eggs being stolen. I know next to nothing about it, but I have read this so I bought the eggs and I’m going to try it.

  8. jen says:

    yippee! eggs…you are a lucky lucky family!

  9. Patia says:

    Woohoo!!! Eggs!!! Congratulations!!!

    A double-yolker, huh? So cool, lucky you!

  10. Joan says:

    Wow that is so cool! I went to Rose ans Stephan’ last night for dinner and they too have chickens. Two, Russells dog killed one. In August they are expecting 24 more. I told them you had eggs and they were jealous, but excited too. Rose wants eggs sooo badly. Soon. Their chickens get to run free in the yard. Its quite comical. However, thier coup is no where near as cool as the one Andy made, XOXO J

  11. YAY!!!! I’m so excited for you!!! They look delicious.

  12. Marcy says:

    $*%&*#(@ We dont have our nesting boxes built! We had better get on it!

  13. Chickens are the one thing that makes me want to live out in the burbs. I’d love to have my own chicks! I just finished Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and I want nothing but home-layed eggs. Rock it!

  14. cjs says:

    loving the progression…from the chicken to your toast. reminds me of the little red hen.

    you are so cool.