Sunday, October 13, 2013

Eggs of the Day

Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 6 in -- Click Here to Buy

These eggs are from our pet chickens. Our eggs come in various color and sizes. Since these are not coated with mineral oil like the store bought ones, they are not as shiny. The inside is just like any other eggs with yellow-orange yolk. Most of our hens don't lay eggs during the fall and winter when the daylight is short. We don't use artificial light to extend the  daylight for maximizing egg production. We'd rather let them go to bed when they feel like, and stay happy and healthy for many more years as pets. They also stop laying eggs when they molt. All of our chickens, except one hen, are molting these days, and they stopped laying eggs, probably for the rest of this year. They will get back in full production by the end of February. I can't wait to paint their eggs again.

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