I have been doing a ton of research on raising chickens this winter. The excitement level is rising as we are only 21 days out from our chickens arriving. While doing my research I discovered that chicken eggs come in a whole range of colors. I only thought they came in white or brown, but I was so wrong. Eggs can come in a wide range of colors, and I came to the conclusion that I needed chickens that would lay eggs in these unique colors.
I went to the hatchery site (Meyer Hatchery) to start looking for the chickens that would give me the blue and green eggs. I ended up ordering 3 more chickens, 2 Easter Eggers and 1 Blue Ameraucana, and both breeds produce shades of blue eggs. Chickens that produced green eggs were not available at this time from the hatchery. These chicks won’t be available until July 18th/19th, so we will have to wait a little bit longer to have our blue egg layers.
Here is the Easter Egger and the color of eggs they lay.
And the Blue Ameraucana and their egg color.
We realized we didn’t have any white egg layers, so Ryan looked through the white egg layer chickens and picked out a chicken called Buff Laced Polish. They are a very unique looking chicken, and we are super excited to see them in person. We ordered 2 of these and they will arrive with our first order on April 4th/5th.
When it is all said and done, we will have 13 total chickens, or as my husband calls it a bakers dozen!
We also worked on naming the farm this weekend, and think we have come up with the name and logo! Here is a look at what we have come up with . . .
In case you haven’t read my first post about the chickens we originally ordered, click here to check that post out.