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Captain Beaky did an egg!

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And what a beauty it is too! It was deeeeelish!

Here's to many more :)
26th Sep 2008, 13:37   | tags:,,

Rich says:



26th Sep 2008, 17:25

crickson says:

I looks like a double-yolker too!

26th Sep 2008, 18:35

seaneeboy says:

It was! We've had a couple of "Softies" (eggs with weak shell... weird) since, but no more whole eggs... Soon though, I'm sure :)

27th Sep 2008, 18:17


27th Sep 2008, 18:27

hildegard says:

Well done, Cap'n!

27th Sep 2008, 20:12

seaneeboy says:


And we got 2 more today!!

28th Sep 2008, 14:29

FilbertFox says:

YAY! we have settled on a cube eglu, which i will order around easter time.

3rd Oct 2008, 21:38

seaneeboy says:

Oh wow, fantastic! You can keep LOADS in there!

How many chooks are you getting?

It might be worth ordering it sooner rather than later as you don't pay for it till it's sent out, and the lead time can be frustrating...

4th Oct 2008, 11:37

FilbertFox says:

not sure, but i tend to 'collect' things, so start off with a few and see what happens.

4th Oct 2008, 20:04

jle says:

that's brilliant! how much better do they taste freshly laid?

9th Oct 2008, 09:19

we are thinkin' of getting chooks, but live in town. so I am concerned they will be loud for the neighbours....?

9th Oct 2008, 09:37

Rich says:

Based on my experience, it won't be that loud. One of our hens will occasionally decide to let the world know that she's the baddest, cluckingest hen in the world but A)it only lasts a minute B)it's always during the day C) your neighbours would have to be complete assholes.

I totally recommend chickens to anyone. Before we got ours we were a bit worried about how difficult they'd be, turns out they're not that difficult at all. Plus the Moblog Chicken Collective will always be on hand to help out when it can.

9th Oct 2008, 09:47

hildegard says:

Limit - there are sometimes local byelaws about livestock so it's best to check with your council if you're in an urban area.

Even where there's no specific byelaw, if your neighbours are of the irritable sort & take against your birds, they have recourse to all that nasty, flabby, anti-social behaviour legislation, so as soon as you get any birds laying nice & regular, start currying favour with free eggs. ;)
(This is also a good way to find chook-sitters for when you're away; it's how they suckered me in, anyway.)

Quail are very quiet & lay like the clappers.

9th Oct 2008, 11:18

seaneeboy says:

jle - SO much better, they're deeeelish! The white clings all the way around the yolk, making them great for frying/poaching, and they just taste great :)

Limitless: The choocks are much quieter than our neighbours dog... I expected more confused looks and frowning from our neighbours, but they've been nicely amused by the whole affair...

We did buy a fly-catcher though, as they do poop A LOT.

Like Rich, I'd really recommend them - we live in fairly-central-leeds with a fairly small garden... We have cats around but the chooks are not bothered at all by them... more info here:



10th Oct 2008, 09:51

kaspar says:

Nice ..

17th Oct 2008, 22:45