Our flock of 45 Buff Orpington and Barred Rock chickens are quite hardy and keep laying through the winter. They are free-range 365 days a year although depending on weather they may choose to stay in the barn! When fresh farm scraps and green grass are not available they are fed soy-free, organic chicken feed.
On cold winter mornings like today I always try to collect eggs mid-morning to catch them before they freeze solid and crack! I was rewarded this morning with this beauty for my breakfast. According to Food and Wine magazine, double yolks occur approximately 1 in every 1000 eggs and usually in younger chickens. Our ladies are all three years old or older! Perhaps we will see more of these doublers with the addition of 25 new baby California White chicks in two weeks! Watch for photos of these little yellow fluff balls.