When the kids got home from school the chickens had a sweet surprise waiting for them. Two little pullet eggs waiting in the same nest. This is the first set of eggs that the girls have given us, and two eggs in one day was perfect! I love the look of surprise on Annika’s face. She will now be running to the coup to gather eggs every spare moment.
Kaleb told us that he thought that the chickens were saving their eggs for a Christmas present to us. They were so happy to get an early Christmas present.
Chickens all lay a slightly different shade of egg. One way to tell what color egg a chicken will lay is to look at her earlobe. Yep chickens have earlobes, who knew! A hen with a white earlobe will always lay white eggs, whereas hens with red earlobes will lay either brown, blue or green eggs.
Since we only have 6 chickens with a small amount of detective work we should be able to match each chicken with their specific egg color. Four of our chickens will lay brown eggs (Buttercup, Ruby, Marty and Salt) and two of them will lay green/blue eggs (Cocoa and Chippy)
Now we just have to decide what to make with these special little gifts.