Thursday, February 17, 2011


--the first egg of the season, courtesy of Muffin.
I didn't install extra light this winter so that the hens could rest up for spring and summer laying. Now that they're in their second or third--I can't keep track--season of laying, there won't be as many eggs. With the two Polish chickens off cavorting with a rooster at a new home, my only layers are Muffin and Brangelina. Little Edna might lay an egg or two, if she feels like it. Modern Game chickens are mostly decorative, as you can see below.

This magazine cover is pictured on the website of the Modern Game Bantam Club of America. Since it's dated 1932, I assume it's out of copyright.
I plan to add a couple of chicks to the flock this spring but finding another Modern Game Bantam is unlikely. This variety doesn't show up in the feed stores and, so far, I haven't found any local breeders. I'll just have to keep searching.


  1. Awesome job Muffin! Fresh eggs are sooooooo good....yummm


  2. Now, to toast up an English Muffin, to go with Muffin's egg!! Sort of an egg-mac-muffin...BOL!


  3. I don't force my hens to lay in the winter either. I agree that they need to rest up. I have hens in their third, second and first year of laying. Out of eighteen hens, I am now getting about six eggs a day. My neighbors are getting antsy for the hens to pick up in the amount of eggs produced daily so they can get in line for their dozen! LOL!

  4. Oh wicked.......a lovely fresh boiled eggie with soldiers to dip in! Yummy

    Have a great weekend

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  5. What a beautiful egg, Muffin!
    I eat 4 eggs every single day! Maybe mom needs a Muffin too?!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch