A green egg!
We have two chickens that lay green eggs. One lays an aqua-green egg (shown above) and one lays an avocado-green egg. It has been probably two or three months since anyone has laid a green egg and Vince was grumbling about feeding chickens that aren’t laying eggs. He was thinking . . gumbo! In fact, with them getting older and the cold weather, I’ve only been getting three eggs a day and with the holiday baking, I almost had to buy eggs. Can you believe that?
This picture was posted on December 3. When a chicken moults, they stop laying and all their “resources” go towards getting new feathers. I had heard of chickens taking months to get their feathers back. I’m thinking it was about a week before Thanksgiving that we noticed she was getting kinda ragged looking so I figured it would be January or February before she got all her feathers back but I came back from Louisiana on December 12 and she was fully feathered and had looking all fresh and pretty. The other Easter Egger (that’s what they call the chickens that lay the colored eggs) never lost as many feathers as this one did but both of them look really good right now. Not sure which chicken laid this green egg but I’m so happy to have another layer out there.
Thank you chicken for the green egg!