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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MonicaAndHer6, Sep 22, 2013.
Seems like it be a big hit.
I really don't know. I know my daughter LOVES the blue eggs. I can hardly keep any around. As soon as I gather any she wants to eat them.
But I'm glad they aren't cause of the abuse that comes w being a commercialized hen
It is very simple. To break even the egg farmer would need to charge $20 or more per dozen.
Why I don't think it costs more money to raise a leghorn or ee
Not all EEs lay blue eggs. Actually, EEs tend to lay eggs more greenish than blue... Anyway, some lay tan eggs or brown eggs just like any brown egg laying breed. A farmer would have to have a whole lot of EE hens to ensure enough eggs were the preferred green or blue. EEs are MIXES. Mixed breed chickens with a wonderful variety of breeds and strains which are deliberately bred to specific other breeds to obtain the "best" color of eggs. Or not, like those in my flock. I am lucky to have an EE rooster which "throws" the green egg gene, so his daughters might also (and have) lay green eggs. All White Leghorns lay white eggs. Easy peasy. The farmer is only feeding one breed which happens to lay only white eggs.