About twice a year we have the joy of hatching chicks right here in our home. The chicks transition to appropriate housing as they grow. At first we realized we weren’t really set up for this growing up process but we made it work and as we realized the need we built things like a […]
Despite our best efforts we lost several of our Easter Eggers to the heat this year. In an effort to add new genetics and keep blue and green eggs in our boxes I sought outside eggs to incubate. I found a woman on Craigslist who was selling fertile hatching eggs for a great price and […]
What wouldn’t be better than a chicken that lays turquoise eggs??? The answer is…a normal chicken that lays turquoise eggs. I love our EEs but they are weirdies! They are so weird we just bought two more and are always trying to hatch more! An Easter Egger is produced by breeding a brown egg layer […]
If you read my previous post about Easter Eggers you might have some questions. Like, what’s with these blue/turquoise eggs? What makes a hen lay blue/turquoise eggs? What breeds will always lay blue/turquoise eggs? Breeds that lay true blue eggs are… Araucana ameraucana Dongxiang Lushi Cream Leg Bar Fenton Blue The blue color […]
One of our goals is to have a rainbow of eggs. We are doing well in our goal so far but we wanted to take it a step further. To add more color we recently ordered two Easter Eggers, two Cuckoo Marans, two Welsummers and one Black Copper Maran. The Marans lay dark chocolate-colored eggs, the […]
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