Here are some of our Ameraucanas
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Ameraucanas come in a wide variety of colors, and they are tough to explain. Although difficult to describe, beautiful seems to fit quite well. Perhaps one of the better known traits of the Ameraucanas is the color of their eggs.
A little about Ameraucanas...
Ameraucanas are very similar to standard chickens in behavior, but that's about where the similarities end. They come in a wide variety of colors and markings. As mentioned above, probably the most unique trait of these wonderful birds are the color of their eggs. They range in color from blue, green, pink, to a dark mahogany, and many shades in between. The eggs range in size from large to extra large, and some even jumbo, depending on the bird.
Ameraucanas can fly, so you'll probably see them roosting in the trees around your pens or on top of things if you have an open top coop. They are good bug catchers, so don't be surprised to see them rooting around looking for a meal.
Since Harry is a Pennsylvania State Licensed Poultry Technician, all of our birds have a clean bill of health. We just wanted you to know this, in light of the recent news of the Avian Flu outbreak discovered in Delaware.
Something new to our page is the "Silkie FAQ" Most of the common silkie questions we have heard are answered here. Check it out, and if you're question isn't answered, feel free to send an email and ask!
THE BENEFITS OF EGGS
came upon an article on the benefits of eating eggs.
The information below was published in the Butler Eagle Tuesday,
March 2, 2004:
Fifteen studies published in the past year show that in addition to
being one of the most nutritious, inexpensive and healthiest whole
foods, eggs may also play a role in prevent obesity, vision loss,
cognitive decline and stroke.
“There is a growing body of research showing potential health
benefits for several of the nutrients found in eggs,” said Stephen B.
Kritchevsky, a nutritional epidemiologist and professor at Wake Forest
The most recent American Heart Association guidelines no longer
include a specific recommendation regarding the number of egg yolks that
can be consumed and state that eggs can be part
of a heart-healthy diet, as long as one limits average daily cholesterol
intake to 300 milligrams a day.
need to emphasize eating patterns that cut heart disease risk, instead
of singling out specific foods,” said Kritchevsky.
“Eggs can fit into an overall health diet that is associated with
low risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease.”
Recently, Japanese researchers who studies the dietary habits of
over 15,000 men and 24,000 women for over 16 years found that specific
animal products in the diet appeared to decrease
the risk of stroke. Individuals
who consumed the most eggs, fish and dairy products were 20 percent less
likely to die from a stroke.
“Interestingly, another recent study suggest that lutein
found in egg yolks and dark leafy greens may prevent or at least
slow the progression of artherosclerosis in the arteries that supply the
brain,” said Kritchevsky.
Other research suggest that having an egg or other protein-rich
food at breakfast and controlling the level of carbohydrates consumed may
help burn body fat and control hunger cravings that often lead to over
consuming calories. The study
found that women who ate the higher protein diet lost slightly more
weight but of the weight lost, nearly twice as such was fat compared to
those eating a carbohydrate-rich diet.
Another study found that giving extra choline to laboratory
rats at certain developmental stages leads to changes in the brain and improvement
in memory throughout the lifespan of the offspring.
The extra choline appears to protect
against age-related decline in memory capacity and precision. The
best sources of choline are eggs, beef liver and wheat germ.
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BENEFITS OF EGGS, LOG ON TO THE EGG NUTRITION
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can always find the Ameraucanas egg as it is already naturally color-coded!!!
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