Now that spring is here, everyone is laying well once again. After a long wait, I think all my Ameracauna hens are laying. They have such beautiful eggs! Some are green, and some are more blue, but they add such interest to the eggs cartons!
Our new girls are laying the typical tiny first-timer eggs, being about the size of those Cadbury eggs you get around easter that are filled with icing “yolk”. But some of them are a beautiful dark brown, and others are much lighter. A few of my heritage hens lay a great pinky colored egg. Over all, the different breeds make up one colorful dozen!
Personally, I love the multi-colored packs, and was shocked when I had customers knocking on my door (I have a fridge right outside and sell eggs on the honor system) demanding a new dozen of eggs because they “didn’t like the way the blue eggs taste” (which is ludicrous. All eggs are exactly the same on the inside no matter what the shell color!) or were just plain freaked out by them. The first couple times I tried to explain that no, they didn’t taste any different, and there was nothing weird about the color. In the end though, I started refusing to accept “egg racism”. I added a disclaimer of sorts in the packages explaining that blue eggs are exactly the same as white or brown eggs, and just like people are the same on the inside, no matter what their outside looks like. People take what I have or don’t buy from me. I probably lost a few customers over that, but I don’t mind 😉
My American Buff geese started laying yesterday as well. They’re eggs are massive compared to the chicken eggs. It looks pretty funny to line them all up and really get a sense for size difference.
I think I’ll make omelets for dinner tonight 🙂