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Layers of a Farm

eggsToluma Farms has many layers to it besides just goats. They include enterprises like pasture management, growing oat hay, giving lots of public tours and raising beef cattle. One of the Farms most profitable layers quite literally lay a variety of beautiful eggs. Here is a look at the fowl of Toluma Farms and the valuable little nuggets they produce.











 Buff Orpington rooster Buff Orpington rooster - no eggs from him.














  Welsummer henWelsummer hen - lay the beautiful brown speckled eggs (my favorite).














 Black Sex Link henBlack Sex Link hen - lay brown eggs.


















  Golden Laced Wyandotte henGolden Laced Wyandotte hen - lay brown eggs.














 Rhode Island Red henRhode Island Red hen - lay brown eggs.














 Barred Rock henBarred Rock hen - lay brown eggs.














 Light Brahma rooster and hensLight Brahma rooster and hens - hens lay brown eggs.














 Ameraucana henAmeraucana hen - lay the green eggs.














 Ancona henAncona hen - lay the white eggs.














 PeacockAnd while our resident peacock is not much of an egg layer, he sure is a stunner ... too bad the goats don't really appreciate his display! 

nebraska dave
2/21/2012 5:03:43 AM

Callie, I didn't know there were so many different kinds of egg shell colors. Mom always had chickens that laid white eggs. I knew about brown shells but blue? The only blue eggs were the ones that we dyed at Easter. That's really interesting. Are the different kinds of chickens kept in separate groups or are they all allowed to run together? You are certainly getting a well rounded experience with farm life for profit. Have a great chicken egg day.