|Photo Credit: Natural Easter Eggs|
You can color me green in terms of lifestyle, but healthy living is really a lovely palette of so many beautiful colors. With Easter just a few days away, I’ve been considering how I want to apply the colors of the rainbow to create this year’s dyed eggs. As I searched for holiday decorating ideas, I took a few scenic detours and started reading about chickens and their eggs. When it comes to making gorgeous shells, the chickens are already several steps ahead of me. I don’t even need to break out the dye.
As one who is on a quest to grow all of my own food, I currently have a fascination with raising backyard chickens. My goal is to start with three laying hens this spring. Along with the search for construction plans to build a chicken coop, I am thoroughly enjoying what I am learning about the different breeds of chickens.
Did you know you can look at a chicken’s earlobe to potentially determine what color of egg she will lay? I've not personally checked any earlobes to test that little tidbit of chicken trivia, but you can learn more by watching the short video clip presented in the first article linked below. Wouldn’t it be fun if we had a similar way of seeing what our future children might look like? But I digress.
As I was saying before I interrupted myself, I now know why chickens produce different colored eggs, as well as which breeds to buy if I want to have delicious Easter eggs every day of the year. Do you know which chickens lay blue, pink, green, or brown eggs? I do now thanks to several interesting Squidoo articles.
With the countdown to Easter, let’s have some fun by going on a virtual Easter egg hunt. Read about Nature’s Easter Eggs and a very doable DIY backyard chicken coop.
Do you raise backyard chickens? Have you built a hen house? If so, I would love to read all about it. Why not write a feature article or review of your top backyard chicken product. I might even reward you with a basket of your favorite Easter candy. So what will it be? Mini robin's eggs? Peeps? Did I mention chocolate?