Believe it or not green eggs are good for you….
Well they are if they come from an Ameraucana chicken.
When we first got our chickens I decided that I didn’t want just any chickens. I wanted them all to be different and unusual so I found Performance Poultry. I was able to get an assortment of rare and heritage breeds including the Green/Blue egg layer. Another reason I opted for the different breeds was because of the variety of egg colours (light brown, dark brown, brown with speckles, beige and even one that looks almost pink)
We totally believe in free range. These birds are spoiled and I a mean S-P-O-I-L-E-D! Every morning after breakfast they crowd around our front door waiting for left overs. Let me see…yesterday morning they dined on oatmeal, toast, pineapple and pancakes. Because they are divine divas, with the run of the whole 12 acres, they can do what chickens do. No cages, no overcrowding, no stress….just a life of leisure taking dust baths, eating, scratching and pooping.
After I saw a documentry on the conditions of commercially raised layers I was so disturbed I had to get our own chickens. That was 4 years ago and I will never go back. I LOVE them and their eggs!
Our eggs are WAY superior than the ones produced from a commercially raised bird. The commercial eggs are pretty gross actually (once you’ve had fresh you’ll never go back) The free range FRESH eggs have firm whites and the yolks are almost orange AND they actually have a taste….rich, creamy and oh so delicious-o! When we have eggs available for our neighbours the cartons fly out of here like crazy.
People are even blogging about trying to legalize backyard chickens in urban areas again. HEY! We did it for centuries, why did we try to fix something that wasn’t broken ?
Soooooo I just informed my husband we need more birds….I’m not sure if he was upset or pleased….hmmmmmm that’s another story. LOL