Spring is coming

Look what's laying around here lately...
Our hens like to take a holiday and mosey around their coop during mid-winter. But once the days start getting a little longer, it's their signal to get back to work.

Our bounty from this past week:

We love the colors and different shapes. The greenish-blue ones are from our Araucanas, and the little off-white ones are from the Bantams.


The chickens live very happily in a portable coop my husband and boys constructed. I think it has a bit of a European flair. The chickens think so too. They are quite distinguished.
The boys move the coop every morning to a new buggy spot in on the lawn, and the chickens just eat it up.
After the feast, they retire to the bedroom suite above...
and lay their European blue and white eggs.
Plans for the chicken's penthouse can be bought here from Catawba.

28 comments:

  1. I came over from another blog because the hues of the eggs are so beautiful!

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  2. rie....i knew chickens could lay different colored eggs....but i'll be honest...i didn't think blue was one of them! :) they're so pretty :)

    thanks too for the link to the chicken house!!! we really really want to have chickens when we move so i'm saving the link! :)

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  3. That coop is too cool for words and those eggs are works of art!!

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  4. We have also begun getting a lot of eggs now that the days are a little longer. We have gotten nine for the last couple of days. We have one blue-green egg layer and the rest of ours are white and brown. We love our fresh eggs.

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  5. Pretty Spring Eggs...I am so jealous! Thanks for sharing the chicken house link....

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  6. Oh I would love to have chickens Rie, I am sure our labrador dog would also like them!! Love that chicken coop and the colours of those eggs are just amazing! Wishing you a wonderful Monday ~ Tina x

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  7. Beautiful eggs! Wishin we weren't here in suburbia and could have a coop of our own! How fun for your children!
    Julie

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  8. Love the desatured colors! Nature is astounding in every aspect. I can not show this to my father..he has always wanted chickens at my parents' home in the country...I know he would build this in a heart beat.

    Cheers~
    e

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  9. Hi Rie, I have missed some great posts here and have been playing catch-up a bit. I have wanted to keep chickens again for some time now. When my children were all small I kept about 20 hens and sold eggs for extra money. We lived on our large farm in those days and I had the space. We now live on an acre, but I have plenty of room to keep 8 or 10 I think. I love seeing your coop.
    I also was glad to have read your post on slipcovers. I slip everything and I was about to buy an expensive lightweight linen to slip a sofa I have and then I read about your chair and maybe I should rethink this plan. it would be the sofa that our grandchildren would use.
    I love your blog and enjoy it everytime I stop by.
    hugs

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  10. Those eggs are beautiful! So fresh and lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh, that's my dream, to have chickens who lay different colored eggs. Have you thought off adding some that lay very dark brown eggs, like Marans?
    Thank you for these lovely photos...I hope one day we'll have chickens, too.
    xo country girl

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  12. That is incredible Rie and what an experience for your kids! Wow.
    Happy Monday to you.

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  13. Wow a gold laced Sebright that is so cool. The blue green eggs are so fasinating makes a change from your everyday brown & white eggs

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  14. can't tell you how much I absolutely LOVE your way of life...God has us right in the middle of Orlando's hustle and bustle..but I am from a small town in GA, and I had the honor of growing up on a semi-quasi farm...

    longing to get back to that way of life one day! What a fabulous project for boys!

    loving your blog,
    Tara

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  15. So Beautiful!

    I ate green eggs for the first time last year. I had no idea they even existed until then:-) The blue eggs are just too pretty to eat!:-))))

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  16. The eggs are gorgeous - I had to make that photo my desktop background picture. What do you do with the chickens in the winter?

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  17. Hi! I never knew there were such things as blue and green eggs - they're so pretty! I have always wanted chickens - and a goat. :) You must be so happy that your children get to experience such wonderful things...and live in such a beautiful home. We bought a little cabin near the river so my boys could spend hang out with the wildlife. Wild turkeys are a little scary! :)
    sarah

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  18. Those eggs are beautiful, I thought they were your easter decorations!

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  19. Hi Rie, thanks for popping by my blog! THat chicken coop looks great and the fact that it can be moved around everyday is a great idea. I used to have chickens a while ago but when they decided to go on strike for a year I gave them all away. Would love to get some more one day.. nothing like fresh eggs! take care, Maryann

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  20. the eggs are gorgeous, to say the least. my husband and i have been thinking about getting a couple of hens. any advice?

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  21. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing...new to your blog! We recently moved to a farm from the city and are building our "new old farmhouse"...can't wait til we can get a little hen penthouse constructed...absolutely thrilled that you shared. Thanks so much for the link!

    Cheers...

    Kelly

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  22. That's fantastic!!! We still have a TON of snow here...and our girls basically go on strike if there is snow on the ground. Little stinkers. Looking forward to lots of fresh eggs in the spring though!!! :)

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  23. Hope you don't mind that I linked to this post. We've been checking out your cute little chicken coop lately...and admiring your home-style daily!

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  24. These are absolutely gorgeous, it's hard to believe that they haven't been painted. Your photography is stunning.
    Karen

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