Tinsel the turkey has laid her first eggs this week!!! The first day I thought it looked like a funny chicken egg but when the second egg arrived I wondered if they were turkey eggs. Good old Google confirmed that yes they were turkey eggs!! Last night I had one fried for my dinner and it was yummy. A different taste to duck and chicken eggs and the yolk was massive!!
Waitrose sell seasonal turkey eggs but the reason why they are not popular is, not only do turkeys take up more room and cost more to keep, they only lay about 100 eggs per year. Chickens can lay up to 300,sometimes more, in one year. Also turkeys are later to lay.
Tinsel is such a character and having eggs from her is just a bonus! If anybody would like to try a tinsel egg please do ask if I have any your welcome to try them. I do also sell the duck and chicken eggs at £1 per half a dozen. This time of year I am in constant supply.