Saturday, March 14, 2009

Olive is a Clever Hen



Olive's first egg.

9 comments:

dalene said...

So pretty. This just makes my day!

(And I am getting a bit closer in talking my husband into getting hens this spring. So excited!)

gracefruit said...

Thank you! Olive thanks you too.

I hope you get your hens! They'll bring you a lot of joy as well as eggs.

charlie said...

Clever Olive! Can you explain to the non-hen people (ie, me) how come some eggs are blue, some brown and American eggs are white? I've always wondered..

Gorgeous Guineas said...

What a beautiful coloured egg. It seems a shame to eat something as good looking as this!

Chrissie & 5 Gorgeous Guineas

lcr soap said...

Well, just look at that, what a clever little chickie!

madpiano said...

wow, you have got a hen that lays ready coloured easter eggs - now I am jealous !!!

Chicken Christian said...

What a beautiful egg. Well done Olive!

C x

Saara said...

I didn't know that's even possible... blue egg of a hen. Wow!

gracefruit said...

Thanks everyone! Olive would be quite full of herself.

Charlie, it's something to do with the very end of the egg-laying process. The eggs get a coating, and that colour depends on the hen.