Look at that! Another egg. The one on the left is the first one. The one on the right is brand new. I have some questions from you chicken experts. Here’s what I thnk I know already.
- Once a chicken lays an egg, there are 4 or 5 more in the “pipeline” that will be layed (or is that supposed to be laid??) in the next few days. I only know this because it was told to me in a comment this week.
- When they first start laying, the eggs are smaller and they gradually get bigger. The first egg is 1.6 ounces. The second egg is 1.8 ounces. The eggs I buy from the Amish are 2.3 – 2.6 ounces each.
- The Ameraucana chickens are supposed to lay blue, green or blueish-green eggs (if they live that long! Smokey is an Ameraucana and he and his partner in crime are still being mean to the other two Ameraucanas.). So, I’m pretty sure this egg came from one of the six Gold Stars.
My questions are:
- Given the difference in color, do you think the same chicken layed (or laid??) this egg? Does the same chicken sometimes lay different colored eggs on different days? They’re not yet in the real coop so they have no nesting/laying boxes and it was in the exact same spot in the wooden box as was the first egg? That makes me think the same chicken gave me both eggs.
- When I got the egg, she must’ve just layed it because it was really, really warm. When I bring them in, should I leave them on the counter and let them come to room temp before putting them in the fridge or is it safe to go straight from the chicken to the fridge?