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Cream colored EGGS – Speckled Sussex

speckled-sussex.jpgThe Sussex originates in the historic county of Sussex, in south-east England. It is among the oldest of British chicken breeds. The breed standard for the Sussex was drawn up in 1902, with three colour varieties, the light, the red and the speckled. Of these, the speckled was the oldest. The eggs are cream colored.

Blue EGGS – Crested Cream Legbars

Crested Cream Legbars, from England; Legbars, from England, were created by cross-breedingBarred Plymouth Rock chicken, Leghorns, Cambars, and in the case of Cream Legbars, Araucanas. The Araucana blood in the Cream Legbar is reflected in its crest and blue to blue-green eggs.

Blue EGGS – Ameraucana

AmeraucanaThe Ameraucana is one of the few chicken breeds to lay blue eggs. The Ameraucana was developed in the United States in the 1970s from Araucana chickens brought from Chile. It was bred to retain the unusual blue-egg gene of the Araucana, but eliminate the tufted and rumpless lethal alleles of the parent breed. It was added to the American Poultry Association in 1984. The name derives from “America” and “Araucana”.

Brown EGGS – Buff Plymouth Rocks

Buff Plymouth RocksThe Plymouth Rock is an American breed of domestic chicken that lays brown eggs. It was first seen in Massachusetts in the nineteenth century. The Plymouth Rock is listed by the Livestock Conservancy as “recovering”, meaning that there are at least 2500 new registrations per year.

Light Brown EGGS – Black Australorps, from Australia

Black AustralorpsThe Australorp is a chicken breed of Australian origin, with a focus on egg laying, light brown eggs. It achieved world-wide popularity in the 1920s with world records for number of eggs laid and has been popular since.  The most popular color of the breed is black, which is the only color recognized in America. They are  good nest sitters & mothers, one of the most popular breeds.

Light Brown EGGS – Red Blue Laced Wyandottes

Calm and friendly, and excellent layers.

WyandottesThe Wyandotte is an American breed of chicken developed in the 1870s. It was named for the indigenous Wyandot people of North America. The Wyandotte is a dual-purpose breed, kept for its brown eggs. It matures moderately rapidly, and hens are good layers of tinted eggs.

Pinkish – Cream EGGS – Silkies

silkie.jpgThe Silkie (Silky) lays cream eggs and is a breed of chicken named for its  fluffy plumage, which feels like silk & satin. The breed has black skin and bones, blue earlobes & five toes on each foot. Silkies are well known for their calm, friendly temperament. It is among the most docile, broody hen & care for young well. They are used to hatch eggs from other breeds & bird species due to their broody nature. Silkie chickens are easy pets, suitable for children & should be handled with care.

Speckled EGGS- Cuckoo Marans

Cuckoo MaransThe Marans, French: Poule de Marans, is a breed of chicken from the port town of Marans, in the département of Charente-Maritime, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. The Cuckoo Maran lays a speckled brown egg. The American Poultry Association recognizes the Marans which are feather-legged.

Chocolate [Dark Copper] EGGS – Black, Splash & Blue Speckled Marans

SPECKLED MARANThe Marans, French: Poule de Marans, is a breed of chicken from the port town of Marans, in the département of Charente-Maritime, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. The Cuckoo Maran lays a speckled brown egg. The American Poultry Association recognizes the Marans which are feather-legged.

Chocolate Eggs –369d4b64-1693-4329-92f1-490c2908243c  French White Marans

Day-Old Chick [with feathered legs] Imported from Europe-$60 for one 2-day old chick- Purebred French White Marans,locally raised hens and eggs. Marans lay an egg that has a shell the color of dark chocolate. The White Maran bloodlines have the reputation for laying the best-tasting chicken egg in the world. (Perhaps, for this reason, the author Ian Fleming identified Maran eggs as those most preferred by James Bond.)

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Save Eggshells for the Garden

  • Calcium-rich:
    Added directly to the garden, crushed eggshells add extra calcium to the soil. Tomatoes especially love added calcium and are less likely to suffer from blossom end rot.
  • Prevents snails and slugs:
    Slugs and snails have to crawl to the plant and are less likely to cross jagged shell pieces.
  • Compost bin:
    Enrich compost with calcium amendment

 

 


 

 

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List of Chicken Friendly Plants:

Herbs:

  • Comfrey
  • Fennel
  • Thyme
  • Lavender
  • Nasturtium
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Wormwood
  • Oregano
  • Chickweed
  • Dandelions
  • Nettles

Vegetables & Grains:

  • Amaranth
  • Plantain
  • Clover, White – BEST Ground cover*
  • Alfalfa
  • Sunflowers
  • Peas, Beans, & Legumes
  • Lentils
  • Squash
  • Rhubarb
  • Buckwheat
  • Garlic, Onions, Leeks (Alliums)
  • Asparagus

*Clover is high in protein but can withstand traffic and stress very well.

Top Ten Plants for Chickens by Tillie’s Nest

These easy plants are hands down my chickens’ favorites
Some I make a point of purchasing and some, Mother Nature provides at no cost.
These are crops that anyone can grow, anywhere across this country, no matter your gardening zone.
1.  Nasturtiums~ an annual herb with edible foliage and flowers.  They love to climb.  My chickens enjoy me planting these outside the perimeter of their run.
2.  Beet Greens~planted as cooler weathers crops, don’t let your beet greens go to waste.  My girls love to gobble these up.  As I harvest the beets, I cut off their leafy tops. I toss some into the run for the girls and the rest I store in the refrigerator in a vase of water like cut flowers to save for the upcoming days.
3.  Broccoli Greens~As you eat the flowers, they love to eat the leaves and tougher stems.  Just be sure they have access to grit.
4. Clover~ Let this favorite grow wild throughout your lawn.  It is a favorite of chickens and bees.
5. Dandelions~ Around here these grow from early Spring to late Fall.  Try digging them up roots and all and tossing them into the run with your flock.  They will love you for it!
6. Carrot Greens~ My girls love to eat the greens from the carrots that I pull from the ground.  I treat extras in the same manner as the beet greens.
7.  Greens-Mustard Greens, Kale, Cabbage, Chard~ Chickens love these vitamin packed greens.  Try planting some mustard greens, kale, chard and lettuce in a planter just for your girls.
8. Grass &Chickweed~If you do not chemically treat your grass, try tossing in some of the clippings after you mow the lawn.  Better yet, let the chickens help you mow the lawn by free-ranging with supervision.
9.  Berries-Strawberries, blueberries, Blackberries~Chickens go crazy for berries.  All these berries too can be planted in containers.  Always plant more than you think.  Fresh berries are sometimes so hard to share with our feathered friends when they taste so refreshing on a hot Summer day.

10. Sunflowers~Plant some beautiful sunflowers.  Harvest the flowers in late Summer and then dry the flowers and seeds.  Store them away for a sweet high protein treat perfect for blustery Winter days.