I think all 10 of my hens are laying now. I’m no chicken/egg expert but I think the 6 Red Stars are all laying nice brown eggs. I believe the Ameraucanas are laying the pink eggs. I’m getting 6 eggs a day. I think I’ll eventually get 8 or 9 eggs each day.
But, who layed this egg? It’s striped and speckled! I’ll be thrilled if all her eggs look like this.
I’m thinking Miss Congeniality layed this one.
She’s the weirdest chicken! She’s a loner. She’s so rarely with the rest of the chickens. She’s often hanging out in a corner all by herself. When you look at her, she just doesn’t look right. And mean! She’s mean as a snake. When we’re petting or hand feeding the other chickens, she sneaks up, acts like she’s going to get in on the action and then she dive bombs trying to peck my hand. Everything about her is strange so I’m figuring she’s the one laying the strange striped, speckled egg.
It’s probably her first egg. It weighed 1.5 ounces, typical of first eggs. The brown one on the back right is from a Red Star and it weighs 2.2 ounces. The lighter egg on the back left is an Amish egg, weighing in at 3.2 ounces! Whew . . that’s a big egg. But, my striped, speckled egg is prettier, don’t you think?