Category Archives: Eggs

oops…

After I posted the last entry, I looked online to find out what color eggs the Buff Orpingtons lay,  According to My Pet Chicken, the Rhode Island Red chickens lay darker brown eggs.  Our light brown eggs are probably from the Buff Orpingtons.  For more information about egg color by breed, go to My Pet Chicken.

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Big Egg Day

We went on vacation and had a young couple come and stay at our house to take care of the animals.  A week ago, the chickens laid three eggs in one day.  This is the picture that was sent to let us know about the bounty.  3 eggs

The light blue egg is from the Americauna, the white is from the White Leghorn, and the brown is from the Rhode Island Red.  As far as we can tell, the Buff Orpingtons have not started laying.

Yesterday, as I was cleaning up the yard from the high winds we had while we were gone, I decided to clean out the nesting boxes and lay new alfalfa down in the boxes and the coop.  Today, when I got home from work, we were gifted five eggs in three of the nesting boxes.  Up until today, only one of the four nesting boxes have been used.

Friends have started asking when we are going to start selling our eggs….  Soon…