Our two gorgeous silkie chooks tend to go off the lay in the winter, and an egg is an unexpected surprise. Our new rescued chook Rosie lays eggs which are slightly rounder and lighter in colour than the silkie eggs, and she too has pretty much gone off laying for the winter – or so we thought!
You could imagine our surprise when we found this secret stash of eggs Rosie has been laying in a sweet, secret little nest she made tucked into the vegetation outside the chicken house! A dozen eggs all up were stashed away in Rosies secret nesting place!
So what does one do with all these lovely eggs? Well we tested them in water to see if they were still ok (fresh eggs should sink and old ones rise due to gas created within them) and they all seemed to pass the test.
So we cracked them one by one, inspected them and gave them the sniff test, and decided they were good enough to make a yummy egg and potato bake. Many thanks to Rosie for providing us with all these beautiful eggs in the winter!
Have you ever found a secret stash of eggs your chooks have kept tucked away?