Tuesday, September 29, 2009

True Blue

We've acquired some new laying hens. They are true free-range birds from a local farm ... raised by their Mother Hen!

That said though, many of them are not yet ready to lay - they are three months old now and a hen usually starts laying eggs at five months of age.

Mother hen is laying again though - she is Americana, so she lays blue shelled eggs. It's true, they're blue!

The color of the shell does not really matter though. These eggs may be a bit smaller, but they pack the same nutritional power as the brown eggs. Our wholesome chicken food will allow her/them to produce the same healthy eggs that our Isa brown layers have been providing:

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