Our First Egg!

Yep, the girls are starting to lay...finally! The first egg is always exciting. :) Now that they are beginning to lay, we can start letting them completely free range again. we'd kept them in their coop and run for the last couple weeks so when they'd start laying they'd learn to keep them in the nesting boxes...;) Once we get our goat in a week or so, the rest can free range in the goat pen, but for now only the older girls will be allowed out because they can't get through the fence...hehehe

Some facts on truly free range eggs from Mother Earth News:

Tests of eggs from four free-range flocks found that, compared to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for eggs from confinement production systems, the eggs from chickens raised on free range were much more nutritious — up to twice as rich in vitamin E, up to six times richer in beta carotene (a form of vitamin A) and four times richer in essential omega-3 fatty acids. And, the free-range eggs averaged only half as much cholesterol as the USDA data indicates for confinement-system eggs.