Meko my EE laid her first egg, and it's blue! (Pics!)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Pet Duck Boy, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    The last few hours Meko had been pacing my patio, and was much more vocal than she usually was. She was going to lay soon, I knew it. My 2 RIRs went through this process before they laid. And just an hour ago I observed Meko in the nesting box throwing shavings on her back. I tried not to get my hopes up, thinking she was just praticing since my RIRs practiced nesting before their first eggs. I went out there a few minutes later to give them a frozen water bottle to cool themselves off on. Meko was standing up in the box, panting, staring blankly under her. Everyone else was staring at her too. I new she had laid. My girls have never seen a light colored egg before. So I thought "That's cool" and I went to collect my supposidly "green" egg. As soon as I bend down and look in the box, I spotted a glowing sky blue ball. I thought "Meko....laid a blue egg?" I was told by several people that Meko would probably lay a green egg, since she was one of the more "common EE colors" and had very green feet. But I guess she proved that theory wrong! I might just get a green egg from my white EE that has blue feet, lol! There's northing like the feeling of discovering your first blue egg. Meko is 22 weeks old.

    Here's Meko, taken when she was a couple weeks younger.

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    Compared to a freshly laid RIR egg.

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2010
  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    Gooooooooooood girl, Meko! [​IMG]
     
  3. Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay for colored eggs! All my hens are light brown layers, but I have 2 EE pullets (Elanor and Jeanette) Who are 6 weeks old. They look a lot like yours, except Jeanette doesn't have puffy cheeks. Where did you get yours, if you don't mind my asking? I am so impatient! I want to know what color I will get!
     
  4. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    It's so pretty! My EE lay blue eggs w/ brown speckles and a bluish green green--they look like your Meko! I loved the colored eggs SO much I purchased 11 month old true Ameraucanas... Hoping for more !
     
  5. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Quote:Just another hatchery bird from the local feedstore, from which hatchery I'm not so sure.
     
  6. Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Mine are McMurray birds, but I know the feed stores around here at least order from different hatcheries. I just wanted more diverse chicks than any other hatchery seemed to offer, so I went with McMurray. I almost picked up some feed store EE's (and would have had I known how many chickens I would loose this summer!) but I resisted the temptation.
     
  7. BoerneChickens

    BoerneChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meko looks exactly like my 23 week old EE named Pouf - my daughter named her because of the "poofy" feathers on her cheeks as a chick. She has the same coloring, the same black pointy feathers around her neck and partidge coloring - the resembelance is really striking. Pouf hasn't laid yet - but my Marans the same age just started this week so I am hopeful. I am hoping so much that I get blue eggs so your post gave me hope! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    This is Pouf (not a great picture but hopefully you can see the similarity) -
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  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    She's a beautiful hen! You are lucky to get the blue egg! Congrats!
     
  9. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a lovely egg! Give Meko a treat! She deserves it. [​IMG]

    I'm in the early stage of building a flock of blue egg layers. I'm starting from babies hatched out of blue eggs. I hope that mine lay eggs as nice as Meko's.

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  10. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    Aw yay Meko! [​IMG] She's really purdy too Jon. I want some EE's!
    Congrats [​IMG]
     

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