It's the simple pleasures!
And after over 6 years of keeping chickens I finally achieved something today that I have wanted... well for ages. Ok I didn't achieve it personally, but we had our first green egg in the nesting box!! Go, Consuela! I watched her go into the nesting box this morning and over a couple of hours make a wee nest for herself. I thought maybe it was in preparation for laying an egg perhaps, tomorrow. But when I checked later there it was! Happy days!
Here it is beside Geraldine's egg. Geraldine is a Light Sussex, so her eggs are pretty big.
Look how green it is
And ok, I know they taste just the same, but after trying to breed some Araucanas last year and every single chick turning out to be a boy, and then our mammoth 5 hour round trip to pick these girls up, I am just happy.
This is from a pure bred Lavender Araucana. I have some black araucana crosses that I bred this year. I'm hoping they come into lay soon. They're getting red gobbly bits ( I know they're really called wattles, but I like "gobbly bits") so maybe soon. They look just like photos I've seen of black Araucanas so who knows, perhaps they will lay blue/green eggs too. Here's hoping!
Yes, it's a good day.