|Posted on November 8, 2017 at 4:40 AM|
Isa Brown chickens lay consistently from about the age of 6 months. Usually the first 18 months of their laying career is prolific.
Your 2 hens will likely fill an egg carton with beautiful fresh eggs within the space of a week.
Consider the egg: it is packed full of vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, gives a huge protein hit and healthy cholesterol for your nerve coatings. A true gift from your chickens.
Occasionally I am asked "Is a rooster needed for egg production?" No, a rooster is only needed if you want fertilised eggs to breed more chickens. "Can you eat the first tiny egg the young hen lays?" Yes, you can, but it may not have much of a yolk and is about half size of usual eggs (see above). "If the egg has bluish coloured shell, or an odd shaped shell can I still eat it?" Yes.