Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friday Favorites: Ameracauna Egg Song

I know it's totally cheating to post a Friday Favorite on Saturday, but I just had to share this with you. Our ameraucana chickens have started laying! We are getting at least two eggs a day, beginning three days ago, and this morning I found three!

My Friday Favorite is really the ruckus that accompanies the egg laying. Each time a chicken lays an egg, she stands up and struts around, telling the whole world about her achievement. This is the sound they use so often for movies and television... the "Bok Bok Bok Buh-kawk!" sound we associate with chickens. It's such a sweet sound, despite the fact that it sends the dogs into a tizzy, convinced the farm is being invaded by coyotes or something.

I'll be using the eggs today to brush the tops of my hand held mini pies that I'm planning.

Do you have pets, poultry or livestock that have endearing routines?


  1. One of my horses at camp, an ancient quarter/Arab who passed away this summer, used to give an excited little crow hop/rear whenever his saddle was tightened for the first time every morning. He might even give a couple of jumps when someone got on him too, if he was feeling especially spry. It was never dangerous, just his excitement for getting to work. Once he got that out of his system he was great! He did that up until he was like 40 something.

  2. i love this photo. such perfect little jewels the eggs are.

  3. We're looking forward to our first egg any day now.