Welcome to The Gilded Nest.
Inside you’ll find pictures of my chickens, ducks and their fresh naturally colored white, blue, green, cream, and brown eggs as well as some of the decorated eggs I’ve created from those fresh eggs since 1999.
I’ve found maintaining four separate flocks of large & bantam chickens, and large & bantam ducks works best for me. April 25, 2012 I added a pair of Pilgrim Geese goslings to my menagerie of animals. The female Beatrice won’t start laying eggs until February/March 2012 so then I will have my own goose eggs to decorate. In a few years, there should be some goslings to raise from this new pair as well. There are a few baby chicks hatched here either by a broody hen or from a hatchery every spring.
Please take a moment to click on the Egg Shop tab above to view a gallery of beautiful traditional egg designs which is also a store where those eggs can be special ordered with your own choice of symbolism & colors or purchased as originally designed. Ukrainian Easter Eggs “Pysanky” which means To Write are rich in history and symbolism. Every symbol as well as every color has a meaning which is explained on the Egg Shop/Symbolism page. Over time I will be adding some non-traditional designs such as polymer clay covered, carved and etched.
I find there’s always something new to learn about my chickens, ducks or the eggs they lay. Check back from time to time for new events & activities and additional pictures of Pysanky!
September 18, 2012