Sunday, October 23, 2011

The First Easter Egg

23 Oct 2011: A pretty, speckled Easter Egger egg between two brown eggs.

No, I don't mean the first Easter egg in the world!  But this morning when I went out to feed and water the chickens, I found this blue-green egg lying just inside the door of the hen house.  It's the first egg that one of our six Easter Egger hens has laid!

This one is actually our fourth egg since the first brown egg arrived on Monday.  Unfortunately, when Ed showed me the second egg on Tuesday, we accidentally dropped it as it went from Ed's hand to mine.  Then it was nothing more than a scrambled egg on the driveway gravel.

The first three eggs were all brown.  A couple of people have expressed doubt that we'd really get blue and green eggs from the Easter Egger hens, and I was beginning to wonder myself.  Until this morning!  Now we know we can look forward to a colorful supply of fresh eggs!

Successful chicken farmer, Ed, with Crysta or Sally
(still can't tell those two Black Australorps apart)!

UPDATE:  This evening (just a few minutes ago) Ed and I went out to take care of the chickens.  When Ed checked the nesting box, he found two more eggs, one brown and one blue-green!  That's three eggs in one day.  Our little chicken farm is on a roll!

The two eggs on the right are the newest ones.
If we hadn't broken one earlier in the week, we'd have exactly half a dozen!

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