Sunday, November 30, 2008
Our chickens started to lay their first eggs. The Leghorns are the first to lay eggs. Their eggs are white as shown in the image on the right above. One of our Araucana's got jealous and decided to out do her Leghorn sister by laying the extra large green egg as shown above.
I took the picture to show comparison between the store bought brown egg on the left with my farm fresh eggs. Soon, we'll have brown eggs from our Wynadotte breed. The color of the egg is determined by the skin color as seen on the feet of the chickens. Essentially, the taste is the same as well as the nutrition level. Contrary to some belief that brown eggs are superior to white. A hen egg by any other color is still a hen egg. :)
My family got to enjoy the first eggs at this mornings breakfast. And, they were so yummy. The yolk from our chickens' eggs are darker, a bit more orange. This is due in part to their diet being supplemented with left over bread crumbs and vegetables, especially green veggies. Our chickens love the table treats and we get a nutritional boosts from the supplement as well.
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