It’s time for Korean Chicken Tender’s March 2023 egg count!
The daylight has gotten longer and there’s been an uptick in egg laying. My number 1 ranked hen, Nuggo, emerged from her summer-fall-winter-long henopause and started laying her trademark asymmetrical, lopsided eggs. This heavyset alpha female’s eggs are a treat with their rich yolks and fragile cream-colored shells.
Same as in my last egg count, I currently raise 6 layer hens. They eat organic feed and garden greens, range freely on pasture, and slurp up tasty slugs seeking solace from the spring rains.
Here’s our monthly Egg Count thus far for 2023:
|Month (2023)||Laying Hens||Eggs per Day (avg)||Eggs per Week||Dozens per Week||Eggs per Month||Dozens per Month||Feed Cost||Cost per Dozen|
|Jan||6||2.7||19.4||1.6||83||6.9||$ 30.00||$ 4.30|
|Feb||6||3.8||27.7||2.3||107||8.9||$ 30.00||$ 3.33|
|Mar||6||4.5||32.2||2.7||138||11.5||$ 30.00||$ 2.58|
– The cost per dozen of our organic, pasture-raised eggs dropped from over $4 in Jan to $3 in Feb to now $2.58 in March!
– Hubba hubba Nuggo resumed laying, which increased the egg count.
– When I didn’t see Nuggo roaming around with the other hens one morning, I thought she had died standing erect on her roost bar. (When the time comes, I believe she will die no less a noble death). I was shocked to discover her in a nest box. That day she did a full egg laying simulation with no actual egg. The egg appeared a few days later.
Bottom left is Nuggo’s cream-white egg – note the calcium deposit, pointed tip, and lopsided-ness compared to the other eggs. It is nonetheless a treat to eat!