February 13, 2005
now i know i'm sick
I read this post and knew what he was talking about. I raised a lot of chickens for a while.
I recommend some brown (I forget the name--- people in Effingham County, Georgia, call them "Easter-Egg Hens") that lay colored eggs. I bought mine from a mail-order catalogue on the advice of one of my neighbors. I had six of those hens and they were very productive layers. Those eggs always made nice presents to give away. People cannot believe that they come right out of the chicken pre-colored the way they are.
Yeah... I AM NOT making that up. These hens lay eggs that are pale blue or light green, just like dyed Easter eggs. They are gentle, well-behaved hens and their eggs are BEAUTIFUL. They taste good, too. The EGGS--- not the chickens. I never ate one of those hens.
(If you don't believe me about the colored eggs, read this).
Sometimes, I really miss my mini-farm.
My buddy (the muleman) had about 30 hens up until a few months ago and they were egg layin' machines. Problem was, we couldn't eat those eggs fast enough and I got on this pickled egg kick just to preserve as many as possible. Tried a lot of recipes but my favorite is one that includes jalepeno peppers. Damn them are some good pickled eggs! They're quite the hit with my guy friends when were drinking beer too. Women don't seem to care for them, but hey, that just means there's more for me!
My brother in law has some of those browns that lay colored eggs on his hobby farm. It's always a treat when they come into the city with a couple dozen of those fresh laid eggs.
Sure taste better than anything you'll EVER get at a grocery store!
How about shareing some of those recipe's Marcl? I LOVE pickled eggs with my beer, but to date, my home-made product hasn't been as good as those I could buy....
Those are Aracuna hens
I believe you, I have some of those eggs in the fridge right now. A friend of my Daughter raises those hens. I was kinda apprehensive about eatin em but the few I tried we're fine.
I wonder how long they last?