This morning, when I went to move the chickens before 7:00 to their new area of pasture (it was just next to the previous pasture, so I slid the chicken tractor containing the chickens a few feet and moved the fence), I found this egg on the ground inside the tractor! The girls and shared the small egg, but Scott, my husband, said he wasn't going to eat a green egg. It's just the shell that's green; the rest of the egg is like an ordinary egg. I guess I'll have to crack them and cook them before he sees them in the future! Three of our chickens, Americanas, will lay blue-green eggs. Ella has now allowed me to use one of her wooden eggs from her play kitchen to put in the nesting boxes to show the chickens where I want them to lay their eggs in the future. What a treasure hunt every morning's visit to the chickens will be now!
|Ella, still half asleep, holding the first egg. |
|The egg is blue-green, and from an Americana; it's about half the size of a normal egg because the chickens are young.|
Cooking the egg. It was delicious! The shell was much harder than usual.
Labels: Americana, chicken eggs, laying