Did you know that eggs are seasonal?
Usually, during the winter, older chickens take some time off laying. Then, when the days start to grow longer, some sort of internal timer goes 'ding!' and they start laying again. And oh, when they do, happy day.
We have six chickens, two of whom are done laying for good and need to be 'taken care of' (insert mental picture of me drawing my finger across my throat). But the other four, two of whom are older, and two of whom are younger, are all laying regularly again. This is great news, because it means eggs are back on the menu. We love them scrambled with diced bacon, fresh greens from the garden, and a little turmeric. We love frittatas with leeks and herbs from the garden, broiled with a little parmesan on top for salty color. We love chocolate pudding made with the bright, fresh, orange yolks. Having eggs again is like being rich.
Have your chickens started laying again? What are your favorite egg dishes?