All eggs are NOT the same!

Prior to getting my first flock just a little over a year ago, I knew NOTHING about chickens.  I had never eaten a farm fresh egg that wasn’t from the local grocery.  I had never held a chicken until I went and picked mine up from the girl I got them from.  Now, that does not mean I had not done my research before getting these girls.  I had studied what they needed to live safely and comfortably for nearly 6 months.  But, I was not prepared for the variety of chickens I would have, nor for the variety of eggs they would lay.

My first flock had 7 different varieties of chickens.

First flock

First flock

Then I got my babies, my little chicks.  5 total.  They were so tiny.  That’s Thelma right there looking at ya!  She is something else!

The Littles

The Littles


Since that time I have seen a LOT of eggs.  Dozens and dozens and dozens of them.  But today’s egg was one of such magnitude I had to share it with you all!  It is a doozy!!!  But I couldn’t just show you the egg without showing you a BUNCH of my eggs.  So, here is a few that I have gathered today!  It shows the variety of our flock type as well as their age.  Bigger eggs from older Layers, smaller eggs from the youngsters.

It came from the big Gray Ameraucauna right there in the front of the photo.

We are guessing this big Gray Ameraucauna is about 3 or 4 years old.

We are guessing this big Gray Ameraucauna is about 3 or 4 years old.

Well, I was impressed.  I love how much fun I have with my girls, and I love the eggs they provide for us to eat.  I’ve decided to memorialize this one big blue egg.  I am going to blow it and save it!  🙂  In fact, I think I might make it into a Christmas ornament.  That would be a fitting thing to do with it I think since it is just 12 days until Christmas.   Don’t you think?



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