I sit here not quite knowing how to write this.
We’ve had an imposter chicken in our midst.
Daley – has been happily taking credit for laying the blue eggs for about 2 years now. I’ve been up there thanking her every time a blue egg has been laid.
Then at the weekend we made a huge discovery, the blue eggs are in fact laid by Mo!
The children were being a little bit mean and not letting Mo lay her egg in the private nest box – they kept opening it up to see her at which point she’d disappear then cluck and moan and then reenter the nest box.
The kids finally left her alone (after being told at least 10 times) then 5 minutes later Mo appeared clucking away- straight in the children went – to discover the blue egg!
I feel a bit cheated by Daley. Both girls are arucana crossbreeds so had a 70% chance of laying a blue egg, but only 1 does (apart from the old lady – Marmalade who used to lay lovely blue eggs).
So what do we do with all these eggs – we get about 4 day, and my daughter is allergic to eggs. Yep – absolutely typical, no boiled eggs and soliders, no scrambled eggs for her!
Well – I was browsing in blog land and found these cute patterns for eggs cosys from Petalstopicots and thought I’d give them a try.
I’ve decided though – even though I am angry at the deception of the chicken – I’m very thankful for their eggs – which appear to be extra large as I had to make the pattern bigger
8SC to begin with!
Boiled eggs for breakfast