I Can't Find My Eggs...


I've been absent this summer.
But the farm has been overwhelmingly busy.
OVERWHELMING..ly busy
What's new..my chickens have started to lay eggs!


This is the pretty blue egg I have longed to find since I was 20 years old.
The Martha Stewart chicken, the Martha Stewart egg.
I do adore that woman.
I went a bit overboard taking photos, but I'll only post two.


The farm is looking very pretty right now, but I'm sorry to say, it's feeling like fall to me.


There are still lots of berries to be picked.
We find picking in princess dresses really lightens the mood.  If we sing a happy song, we may get lucky and some wilderness friends will gather, help with the harvest, clean the house and make us a new dress.

It worked for Snow, Cindy and Aurora.


It's wrapping down here, and we have had to close the farm early, so I will be back more often.

Question:
Can any of you fellow chicken people tell me how to get the chickens to lay in the nesting boxes?
I find them in strange places, if I find them at all - though Lola is making it easy by laying on the front deck chair every day!
I have put my girls Easter eggs in their nesting boxes - pink, green and yellow - I hear that helps?

17 comments:

country girl said...

Oh Heather, you are living the chicken dream!! I have dreamed of having chickens that lay blue eggs, speckled eggs, white eggs, and those dark chocolate colored eggs. Some day, I always tell myself....Some day.
It's starting to feel like Fall is creeping in here, too, but I'm not sorry about it....it's my favorite time of year!
Your pictures are always so beautiful...always enjoy visiting you here. :)
xoxo

Sylwia Dziuba Interior Stylist said...

Love the Egg!!! There is something peaceful and comforting about it :)

ani's house said...

What sort of chicken lays a blue egg? I would love one!!

Robin Larkspur said...

Beautiful Martha egg, I adore Martha too. Not a chicken person, so no helpful advice here. Maybe some soft lighting and encouraging music by the nesting box? And a box of chocolate for after the egg laying!

Lavender Cottage said...

I love your blue eggs!! I used to watch Martha too showing hers and think how I'd have chickens like that if we had a farm.
Isn't it strange that your girls are laying their eggs in unusual places? One delivered on the deck every morning does sound rather obliging though.
Hope you find the answer to your dilemma; maybe you should email Martha, I'm sure you'd get an answer from someone at her studio.

Pinecone Camp said...

Congrats on finally having the eggs of your dreams! Pretty pic to celebrate too. ;)

pollydove said...

A PERFECT shade of blue ... lucky lady!

beautyharmonyandorder said...

Heather I am no help. I find my eggs in the carton, 2nd shelf of the fridge.
But, I am all for the forest creatures cleaning the house.
Let me know how that goes. Tra-la-la off to find a frock in the dress up drawer.

beautyharmonyandorder said...

Heather I am no help. I find my eggs in the carton, 2nd shelf of the fridge.
But, I am all for the forest creatures cleaning the house.
Let me know how that goes. Tra-la-la off to find a frock in the dress up drawer.

Jane said...

LOL to the above comment!! Heather, I leave my hengirls (sofia and louise) in chook headquarters (chookhouse) a little bit longer in the morning until they have done their laying. And from my experience, when they begin laying, that's the best method, so they get used to the same place. the coloured eggs might be a bit too much pressure on the little darlings. if all else fails, leave no leaf unturned, you never know where they could lay! Jane x

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

When my chickens first started laying eggs, they laid them in strange places too, so I put golf balls in their nest box. After a few weeks, they learned what they were supposed to do and I always found their eggs in their nest! I was so relieved! They will learn. I just always assumed they knew where to lay their eggs. :)

Debi@7Gates said...

I have a friend with the same problem. Her chick laid in the horse trailer and was very nasty and rude when they had to move her out to get the horse in. Good luck with that. I like blue eggs.

Amanda said...

When you find your eggs put one in each nesting box. Mark them with a X with a sharpie so you will know which ones you left in the box. Give it some time and they will get the message! Dont leave them to long. If the get to curious with eggs they will eat them. That is a VERY hard problem to stop.

Jan | Poppytalk said...

i've always loved those blue eggs!

Jan | Poppytalk said...

p.s. - someone left a comment here http://poppytalk.blogspot.com/2010/06/day-in-country-my-modern-country-loo.html - asking where you got your fabric for the curtains...
: )

Jean said...

Your photos are amazing! So lovely.

Maritxikis said...

Beautiful pictures, I was looking online for a organic blueberry farm close to home (White Rock) and I found yours and your blog. Too bad you are close for the season. Better to plan early next year. Enjoy the rest of the summer.