Tuesday, 2 November 2010

The one about the chicken and the egg

It's been awhile since I last spoke about my chickens.

Since then we have gone from 4 to 5; when Snowdrop (a Bovans Silver) decided that eating was not for her, and had to be replaced with Snowdrop mark 2 (a Coral Reef) and Rosie (a Sussex Ranger).

We are now in-undated with eggs on a daily basis, and as you can see from these photographs, my girls all have their own style. Not only do they look beautiful, but it's nice to be able to match the egg to the chicken, as I can keep tabs on their laying.

From top left anti clockwise: laid by - Snowdrop, Violet, Rosie, Primrose
(Bluebell's egg colour is somewhere in between Snowdrop's and Rosie's colour)

From top left to right: Rosie, Bluebell and Snowdrop
middle: Violet
bottom: Primrose

Even now winter is upon us, we are still getting 4-5 eggs a day. So after initially giving some away, I have started selling them to our neighbours.
It means that the chickens earn their keep, and it keeps the neighbours in yummy 'cheap' free range eggs!

Of course, this offered me a chance to indulge in my new addiction - photoshop.

fonts: marketing script & ball park from dafont.com
starburst and dotty border from puglypixel.com
vintage chicken image from theoldentimes.com


  1. now I have a fridge full of eggs, but I am willing to cook them all into a batch of chocolate brownies and swap them for your peachy eggs! Deal or no deal?

  2. love seeing this post. I myself just entered into the world of owning a chicken! Just brought in two silkie's to our family! I loved reading your post & the egg colors you have to chose from are so pretty! Off to look around your blog! xoxo

  3. OMG I'm soooo jealous!! I've been trying to convince my husband to let me get a couple of chickens! He'll break eventually. Just like the two french bulldogs he told me I couldn't have last year! Haha! Their names are Tonka and Chocolate - yup I got them!
    The Photoshop label is fab too!!

  4. AMAZING!!
    Such a great idea and I love the label x


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