Yesterday afternoon I went out to the coop on a whim. I've been on pins and needles for about 2 weeks now, waiting for my sweet girls to produce. And I figured it's the cold weather that's keeping them from popping one out. I had sort of given up on getting any eggs til it gets warmer. So when I opened the coop and saw the fake egg (there to stimulate production) next to a REAL GREEN ONE, I screamed. Actually, I was on the phone with my friend Michelle, and I yelled in her ear! And then I grabbed the egg, hung up the phone, and ran into the house, screaming for all to hear! Of course, the only one home was Abby, so it was a little anti-climactic. BUT WHO CARES?! WE'VE GOT EGGS PEOPLE!!!
See that other one? It's also green! Or maybe blue, I can't tell and the pictures screw all the color up. But I'm assuming they are both from the same hen! And do you know why? Well, my chickens (Easter Eggers) are a mutt of the chicken world. They were bred from Americaunas and Aracaunas specifically for their shells which will be either green, blue, or pink. You know who's who because whatever color that bird gives you will ALWAYS be the color she gives you. And yesterday I heard some bawking in the yard. A little strange because they are normally soft spoken, I took it for a tiff among the ladies. But this morning, after I was so excited to get that first egg last evening, I went out to let them roam the yard. They all climbed out promptly, but Dot looked around the yard and walked back up into the coop. Alone. And you should know that chickens roam in packs. They stick together. So for Dot to need some "alone time" was unusual. BAWK BAWK! And now we have two eggs!!
Just in time for Easter. And I won't even have to dye my eggs this year. :)