FIRST CHICKIE EGG! And yes, it's a little green.

OMG! Our first chickie egg has been laid!!!  Was it Diamond Sparkle Rainbow Gold, Yolkahontas or maybe Repecca who laid it?  We have a clue, because its pale GREEN!

How do we know? Because certain chicken breeds lay different color eggs.  Let's revisit our breeds:


Americaunas/Easter Eggers: "Diamond", "Repecca", "Rosetta"

Feathers: Reddish brown, grayish, some patterned yellow and blackish (varies greatly)

Feet: Blue/Gray/Green

Egg color: pale blue or green



Golden Laced Wyandotte: "Yolkahontas"

Egg color: brown

Feathers: Black laced with brownish red (golden)

Feet: yellow



More eggs to come! Backyard chickens are the best!


All photos by Queen fLee
Graphic Letter O from Drop Cap series by Jessica Hische

Quail Eggs & Toast for Breakie

Quail eggs are tiny, adorable speckled eggs that are perfectly edible. They taste like chicken eggs so only the shell and the size seem foreign. I bought a 1/2 dozen at the Chinatown grocery store in Chicago for $2 out of curiosity.

Hard boiled quail egg recipe:

- fill a shallow saucepan with water to cover the eggs
- gently place the quail eggs in the water
- turn the heat to high and bring to a boil
- as soon as the water is boiling, turn off the heat and let the eggs sit for 5 minutes
- drain hot water and soak in cold water for a few minutes
- peel & enjoy!

Photo by Queen fLee
Graphic Letter Q from Drop Cap series by Jessica Hische