I'm always so amazed at the variety of colors I get out of my 5 backyard hens. Everyone is supposed to lay brown eggs, but what is brown? I've gotten eggs that where such a light brown they were almost pink, eggs that are so dark they could be called chocolate colored and eggs that are a pinky brown with white specks. And then there are the occasional white eggs from my brown laying girls. I think the shell color depends on what they eat, and my hens get whatever food is left over from meals as well as an egg layer feed supplemented with cracked corn in the winter and rolled oats in the summer. They make great composters, and oddly enough, my chickens will eat everything but onions!
Here are a few pictures of my girls and their beautiful eggs!
|A few of my chickens when they were little. Some of these guys are meat birds, I only have laying hens left.|
|One of my Barred Rocks.|
|Brown with white spots|
|And I do get the occasional tiny egg!|
In case you missed what I do with my eggs, here is a laser etched egg ornament! It can be found in my online Etsy shop!
|Tree of Life laser etched egg|