Another thing to note for those who have never seen a blue or green egg. Egg shell color does not mean anything in regards to nutritional value. Brown vs White vs Blue. You pay more for brown eggs only because brown egg laying breeds don't produce as many eggs as frequently as a white laying egg breed (that would be used in commercial operations). Many of these breeds are hybrid chickens bio-engineered to produce a high number of eggs. The thing about raising your own birds is that you can select a lovely mixed flock of heirloom breeds that will compliment your yard and your egg carton. Plus we won't have to color eggs at easter! Au Natural!
Our 2 Easter Eggers are also the lowest girls in the social ladder. They get picked on by the Barred Rocks and the Rooster. Everyone seems to get along, but if you really watch them interact and see who sleeps where, you can figure out who's who in popularity. It's quite facinating!
2 more girls to go! Can't wait!