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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Eureka!


It's the first Barnevelder egg!  I had expected it to be darker, I will admit, but it is a beautiful egg nonetheless.  And I had expected to find it in their nesting box.  Instead, it was sitting in the muck in their run.  It must have taken the pullet by surprise -- "OMG, what's happening?"  I can't wait to see if there are any other little brown surprises waiting for me IN the nesting boxes.

7 comments:

  1. Yipeee!! That is super exciting! Have fun playing hide and seek!

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  2. Congrats! It is indeed a beautiful egg!

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  3. The shell might turn darker when the little hen figures out the right formula! Congrats!

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  4. What Mama Pea said. My Wellsummer hen's eggs started out lightly speckled (and still occasionally come out that way); it took time to get the lovely chocolate-colored eggs I wanted.

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  5. Well, that's a relief! I can't believe I am so excited about an egg...but I am. It will be interesting to see how the other four pullets' eggs turn out. I hope one of them has the sense to use the nesting boxes so the rest will follow suit.

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