A special box arrived in the mail this last week.
It has been much anticipated, but we will have to be patient for a bit longer to really appreciate it’s contents!
I ordered hatching eggs from Chicken Scratch Poultry to put under our rock sitting hen.
I was going to order all Blue Laced Red Wyandotte hatching eggs, but they had a variety that looked interesting. An Olive Egger! It is a cross between a Black Copper Maran and an Ameruacana. The egg color ranges from khaki to olive green to a dark mossy green.
Here are the two varieties, I received 6 of each. All of the eggs are in beautiful condition.
After dark, we went out to give her some ‘real’ eggs. After placing the eggs in the nest, we put her back on them and she snuggled back down. Now we wait 21 days 🙂
How cool 🙂 I had to check out the link. I love those Lavander Orpingtons.
I really liked the Lavender Orpingtons too! They were a little more than I wanted to spend though.
I have to say that my moment of considering ordering a few was over when I saw the prices!
too cute, cannot wait to see what she hatches!
That is the coolest thing!!! I can’t wait to see the babies. What a good surrogate mommy you have 🙂
She is a very good surrogate mommy. It still cracks me up that she collected rocks for herself 😉
How cool! I love the color of the olive eggs… Looking forward to seeing what you get! 😀 Now off to check out the links, and the orpingtons Linda mentioned. 😉
Nice, I like the greenish egg color. I love the look of the Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, they will be the next birds that we add.
The Blue Laced Reds are beautiful birds and have quickly become a favorite of mine. This hen has such a nice temperament.
Your hen is the hero of dreaming big! She just knew deep in her soul if she sat on rocks they would turn to eggs over time! What a lesson for all of us….can’t wait to see her babies!
Congrats to little Hen-Who-Sits-On-Rocks! Can’t wait to see what her babies hatch as!