Last week, a few days before my birthday, our new Ameraucana hen named Henrietta laid her first blue egg. I’d heard that her sister had started laying a week prior, so I had a feeling that a pretty blue egg would be coming down the pike. Last year all 5 of my silkies started laying within a week of each other. Henrietta was no exception to her sister, even being separated from her and with her silkie step sisters.
Our girl the day she joined our brood back in September. These days she’s much more filled out and round. And boy does she love to cuddle! She likes to nap at the sliding glass door after she watches me do this and that in the house.
Henrietta’s been laying an egg every other day. They seem to be getting slightly larger. Here they are with some brown silkie eggs. By the way, I LOVE my plastic egg carton I snagged at Bed, Bath and Beyond. It’s reusable and washable!
Size and color comparison. To be honest, the camera seems to wash out some of the blue color, but you get the gist.
And no, when I cracked open the blue eggs this morning, they did not boast a blue yoke as my daughter speculated, but instead made super orange scrambled eggs a la Henrietta. The taste surpasses even the most expensive store-bought cage free, organic, free-range eggs. Why? They are mild, fluffy and oh so smooth. Plus, they’re from your own girls, which always makes it more special.