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Stratford pupils’s hens lay blue eggs

Nursery children Anaiah Marfo, 3, King Adeshina 4, Teaching assistant Annie Howett 18, Taya Joseph 4 and Isaiah Lewis 4 from Maryland School in Stratford in the coop called Cluckingham Palace with chickens Joanna and Bella and the blue eggs they have laid. Nursery children Anaiah Marfo, 3, King Adeshina 4, Teaching assistant Annie Howett 18, Taya Joseph 4 and Isaiah Lewis 4 from Maryland School in Stratford in the coop called Cluckingham Palace with chickens Joanna and Bella and the blue eggs they have laid.

Monday, March 10, 2014
1:52 PM

Easter is the usual time associated with colourful eggs but it looks like someone forgot to tell a Stratford school.

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Parents of children at Maryland School, as well as teachers, have been enjoying fresh, free range blue eggs laid at a coop called Cluckingham Palace.

Although the chickens, which are kept by a group of children called the Maryland Moneymakers, also lay brown and white eggs, it is the blue ones that are causing a stir.

They are laid by two Legbar hens and the colour of the eggshell is particular to the breed.

Lorraine Cooper, deputy head teacher at the Gurney Road school, said: “We have an enterprise group of children called Maryland Moneymakers, who have a business selling free range eggs from our eight wonderful hens to our parents and staff. We call them the Eggsperts and the children named their coop, Cluckingham Palace.”

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