The girls have been busy laying this week, even though for most of them this was their first time laying an egg! And very exciting, the Cuckoo Marans ladies have started to lay, too! They lay the very dark chocolate brown eggs. I know for sure that the dark speckled eggs are from one of the Cuckoo Marans hens. I'm guessing it was one of the Cuckoo Marans hens that laid the *PERFECT* dark brown egg this morning. (The second one from the right on the top of the bowl.) Or it could have been one of the Welsummer hens ... I didn't see which hen was sitting where I found this egg. Cuckoo Marans and Welsummer hens both lay dark brown shelled eggs. Which ever hen it was, GOOD GIRL!!
Fancy Manetta is consistently laying now, too. Her eggs are large, and medium brown in color. The one right in the front of the photo is one of Fancy's.
The HUGE egg at the very top of the photo at the back of the bowl is from Hatcher, our large black Cochin hen. She always lays HUGE eggs that have to be kept in JUMBO cartons. If you've been reading my blog for a LONG time, you might remember the chick that photographed as it hatched throughout the day -- that was Hatcher. You can read and see photos of her hatching here, and see her again at two weeks old.
I just get the biggest kick out of all the different sizes and colors of eggs we get. We have a couple hens who lay green shelled eggs, but they're not laying right now. They're busy tending to their chicks.
The little tiny white egg (right next to the large dark brown egg) is from one of the little Silkie hens. The roundish white to the left of that one is from one of the Buff Orpington Bantam hens. I was out in the chicken yard while she was trying to lay that egg. She had a heck of a time. Hopefully, things get easier for her as she gets used to laying eggs.