Someone Is Laying Blue Eggs In The Empty Nest!

I’ve had a few speckled brown eggs, one duck egg and tons of lovely turkey eggs so far, as well as a few wrinkled eggs from a old hen who was at the end of her natural egg laying cycle. But today was the first day I got a blue egg!

It’s actually greenish-greyish-blue. It’s hard to see just how colorful it is in the picture, but next to the white eggs I had for breakfast (before I snapped this), the color difference was quite obvious! It is a lovely shade, really. I’m thinking of having paint matched to it to do the guest room even if the sales clerk at Home Depot would think I was mad!

We’ve only had white and brown layers so far so I am pretty sure it’s one of the new Ameraucanas we got recently:

They are definitely keepers if they continue to lay these beauties!

We picked up a free rooster who was free ranged and just gorgeous a few days ago:

Of course we can’t keep any roosters here, except little Ricky who is super quiet with his cock-adoodling, so he went into the freezer right after I snapped this.

Sorry, but not sorry. He will be DELICIOUS! 🙂

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Hungry Sparrows At Dawn

I snapped this just before I headed out to feed the poultry and collect eggs this morning. Our poor little resident sparrows were hungry, too, but I’m not allowed to climb a ladder to fill their feeder since I might faint so they have to wait for the hubby to do it:

I threw some extra chicken feed out for them in the lawn instead. They seemed pleased to not have to fly into the coop to fight the chickens, ducks and turkeys for it!

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