25 September 2012
a proud mother hen moment
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