Yesterday Mrs. Hillbilly, her kids and her Mom stopped by to check out the garden. Her Mother is in town this week and is a great resource for gardening that’s for sure.
After we were done talking about okra, landscape fabric and roadside stands, we glanced into the chicken coop and noticed a chicken had laid a green egg. The first colored egg from our flock of chicks we brought home last fall.
But who laid the egg? Was it Peanut?
She was awfully chatty yesterday when I was inquiring around the coop as to who laid the beautiful green egg.
Or was it Matilda, our glam girl?
All I know is, Ameraucana chickens tend to lay blue or green eggs. But in rare cases will lay a PINK egg. We currently have 3 Ameraucana hens, and only one of them has started to lay. So there is hope.
We’ve had several Ameraucana chickens over the years, but they’ve all laid green eggs. So I’m hoping this year we will have one that lays blue eggs as well. I know the pink eggs are a total long shot, but Mrs. HB’s mom mentioned her husband had a hen that laid pink eggs when he was growing up. So I know there is hope.
What color of eggs do YOUR chickens lay? Have you ever had a pink one?
Thinking about getting some chicks but don’t know where to begin? Go HERE to learn How to Care for Baby Chicks.