Chickens are starting to earn their keep…

Oct 11, 2009

We got a full dozen eggs last week and another three today. Lovely blue, sage green and pure white eggs. They are a beautiful sight on the kitchen table. I believe that either 3 or 4 out of the 5 hens are laying right now. Einstein of course, who is laying the smaller white eggs, Eunice, who is laying green eggs, and Honkers who I believe is laying the blue eggs. It's possible that Pecker is also laying and if so I think she is also contributing green eggs. Phyllis may be the last hold out. She is quite the individual. We didn't have to buy eggs at the grocery store today...how nice! I just bought a unique ceramic bowl this weekend at an antique store in Mineola to display the eggs. It's a lovely pale blue color. I'll shoot a photo of it with our lovely eggs next time.

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vrtlaricaana
Oct 12, 2009
5:11 am

I never saw blue or green eggs… this picture looks like its Easter time!

Leslie Finical Halleck
Oct 12, 2009
9:07 am

I know, aren’t they pretty? Ameraucana chickens lay blue eggs. Ameraucana mutts, or “Easter Eggers”, those with mixed Ameraucana and other genes, usually lay green eggs or similar shades. Apparently, I have one Ameraucana that is full breed, and two that have ended up mutts. But I love the green eggs and am happy to have a mix of those colors. That color combo is one of my fav’s (they eggs match my blog, don’t they! lol). My Polish hens lay the smaller white eggs.

Cody Hoya
Oct 14, 2009
11:36 am

Sometime, I need to learn how to do links from you so we can link up!

Leslie Finical Halleck
Oct 14, 2009
11:45 am

Hey Cody, love it! Um….our blogs color coordinate…LOL. Typical. I know, I was bummed I missed the orchid show! But, Nikki did a little pre-shopping for me. I was out of town at a yoga shindig. Yes, I’ll link you on my blog list. You’ll need to go into your Typelists, under Library (if you’re on the new typepad version) There you can create a link list for your side bar and add whatever blogs you want.

Diane
Nov 02, 2009
10:02 pm

Leslie Finical Halleck
Nov 03, 2009
12:55 pm

Hey Diane, Thanks!
There are a bunch of books out there, but you’ll find that the books written by Gail Damerow are very good. She has several including her Guide to Raising Chickens

And The Chicken Health Handbook


If you just google her name you’ll find a list of books she’s written. I think they would be very helpful.

Diane
Nov 04, 2009
8:35 am

Thanks so much, Leslie, for the recommendations on “chicken books”.  Great place for me to start.

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