25 September 2012

a proud mother hen moment

 Greetings all,
A big day in the chicken coop . . . we discovered our first blue egg in the nesting boxes.
 The novelty of chickens has not worn off over the past 6 months, the children spend every spare moment in the run, cuddling Piccolo (our bantam cockerel with the broken leg) & hand feeding every happy chicken. 
 Harp, our beautiful Araucana chicken, laid her first egg, ever.  Hardly ground breaking to the uninitiated - a hen laying an egg, whoopee - alas, Araucanas are from Chile & known as the Easter chicken, as they lay coloured eggs.
 We take a little basket to collect eggs from the nesting boxes, genuinely thrilled each time we are blessed with an egg or six . . .
we've become such experts on our chickens & can identify which hen has laid each egg, it's a fun game . . . who to thank each day.
Honestly, i felt like a proud mother hen, i can't wait to find more & compare the colours, she should lay a range from blue to green, lavender to khaki.  Another colour delight from Mother Nature & new addiction - i want to breed Araucanas!!  I popped a photo of the eggs on Instagram (posieshoots), still learning how to use my iPhone 5, i really love it.  Love Posie

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love that you and the kids thank the hens for their eggs. :)

Polly said...

Now there is something I never knew

Melbourne Girl said...

We only have two "girls" now and both are so old I think they've forgotten they ever laid anything! But yes, I always thanked them for their eggs. I call them productive pets. I treat them like Queens and they repay me with gorgeous eggs. It also means they get to live out their lives in peace and quiet and are given a quiet dignified burial under a rose bush or shrub when their time comes..
It's the least I can do for all their googies

The Moerks said...

Posie I share your eggscitement. (sorry couldn't resist) One day I would love one of those hens and a fancy suffolk (I think that what they are called.)

cassandramadge said...

Congratulations on your first Blue egg!! I would have loved aracunas, but we ended up with Light Sussex and I wouldn't change our girls for anything.... they are so dear to us. We have had chickens about the same length of time, we got ours at the end of march this year. Even though there isn't a lot of differences between the eggs, I can tell who laid which egg almost every day. Drives my DH crazy, but all us proud chooky-mamas understand!

Laura @ Twenty5seven said...

wow, that is so cool. We had heaps of chickens growing up but they all just laid boring beige eggs!

Mother Down Under said...

Wow!
I never knew that chickens could lay such beautiful, pastel coloured eggs!
And PS I am jealous of your new iPhone! I am still using the iPhone 3!

Anonymous said...

what a cute farm girl in that skirt

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Yes we're very proud of Harp & her beautiful blue eggs - yes eggs now, she's laid more since. Love Posie

Julian Woodard said...

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