Ever since I discovered that different breeds of chickens lay coloured eggs, I have wanted them. Oh so desperately I have wanted them. Last year when we got our seven new hens (or so we thought they were all hens) we were really rooting for at least one or two of them giving us coloured eggs. But no such luck, always just boring old brown eggs.
We hatched our own chicks this June and they are finally getting to the age where they are starting to lay. Much to our delight, when we collected the eggs on Saturday there was a green egg! I admit, there may have been some happy dancing and excited phone calls and texts to those who would share my delight.
We have since collected two more green eggs which means the new little laying hen is in full swing! That or we have more than one green egg layer. Ohh wouldn't that be fun?
We really have no idea which hen is laying these green eggs though. We have tried to look closely at each chicken to see if there are any hints (darker legs, etc) but haven't had any luck guessing since most of them have dark legs.
I went out today and photographed each one so I thought I would share them all with you and see if I have any super smart readers who would be able to point us in the right direction!
|Black fuzzy one (still needs to be named)|
|White & brown #1 (still needs a name)|
|Matilda The Third (we are super creative like that)|
|Grey fuzzy one that may be a boy (no name)|
|White & brown #2 (needs a name)|
|White with neck colouring (needs a name)|
|Copper guy (pretty sure he's a rooster)|
|White fuzzy one with blue ears (needs a very delicate name)|
As you can see from the above photos and captions, we have been slacking in the naming department. I was still waiting until we knew who were boys since almost all our named ones turned out to be roosters, hence the reason why all the new hens are unnamed. I will take suggestions though, if anyone would like to help. :)
So there you have it, our green eggs and mystery layer. Chime in if you have any input on who laid the green egg!