Saturday, November 9, 2013

E is for Egg Hunting

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E is for Egg Hunting

 Hunting eggs is an every day event at our house and it has nothing to do with Easter, even though the eggs have many colors.

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 You see, we have chickens, and not all of them stay in the coop!

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They lay eggs everywhere! We find them in some pretty odd places, and once we find their new laying spot they chickens go find another one. Chickens are much smarter than we give them credit for.

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Sometimes we catch a chicken ducking under something or squeezing in a crevice and we know to go look there later. Sometimes we find them and its obvious the eggs have been there a long time, or some other critter has found them first and eaten them.

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It actually gets easier to find eggs in the winter when there is snow on the ground. They seek out more sheltered areas to lay instead of just anywhere. They don't like having frozen feet!

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Do you know how to tell if an egg is still good to eat? Fill a container with water and put the egg in it. If it floats the egg is bad, if it sinks its still good. If it floats even a little don't take a chance! We check all the eggs just in case, better to be safe than sorry!

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