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Friday, February 26, 2010

What's the difference between white eggs and brown eggs?

I was recently asked by a friend on face book, " What's the difference between white eggs and brown eggs?". There is no difference except color of the shell. Some people have a preference of colored shells and some don't. My Silkies will be laying blue eggs in the spring! You may be asking "How do you know what color eggs your hen lays?". The way you can tell is by the color of their ears. Their ears are located on the sides of their head and just under and back from their eyes. If your hen has brown ears then your hen lays brown eggs. If your hen has cream colored ears then your hen lays white eggs. If your hen has blue or grayish blue ears then your hen lays blue eggs. Simple really. We have learned a lot about chickens over the past year, we even took a chicken 101 class at NC State back in October, that was really fun. We have gotten to know a lot of chicken farmers and people that have "back yard" chickens. It's always great to call someone to ask to see if they have experienced a problem and to help you fix it. As the days grow longer we have been slaving away clearing land to house our soon to be 500 chickens. Yes 500 chickens! We want people to experience farm fresh eggs and how much better they taste. It is amazing how government owned farms are run, it will make your skin crawl! We have started a client data base and have so many people wanting eggs that we are in the process of having to buy hens that are already laying. It is the most beautiful thing to watch a hen lay her egg. My sweet baby Cru Ella, she lays small brown eggs, always sits puffed up in the corner of the coop and just when she is going to the lay the egg she stands up and it falls out. Then she walks off as if nothing happened. She is too funny! Every night before we close the coop door she is always standing in the door way waiting for me to tell her how much I love her, wanting to be rubbed on her back and then placed on her perch. She has the sweetest personality and she is so loving. My little hens have their personalities and quirks, that's what makes them different from each other, not just their egg shell color. Happy weekend!
~Gal Molly

2 comments:

Michele said...

Hi Molly ~ I never knew that about how to tell the color of the eggs they lay...cool! I keep telling Glenn that I want chickens so I can have fresh eggs...ya, we still don't have any!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugz,
Michele

Jenny Fowler said...

lol, cute, cute!