Derek Nussbaum-Wagler gets a frequent helping of something that most people only read about in Dr. Seuss, green eggs. He and his wife own an Americauna chicken which lays green eggs, a color specific to the breed. They also own Wyandot chickens which lay brown eggs. As far as taste, the first year chicken owner doesn’t feel there’s a definite distinction between the two breeds’ eggs but says any of them taste better than what is found in the grocery store.
Nussbaum-Wagler decided on raising the feathered friends to get “back to the local food movement.” He is among Madison residents who take advantage of a city ordinance that allows backyard chickens. Similar plans to legalize backyard chickens elsewhere in Wisconsin have had mixed results.
No word on whether he eats the green eggs with ham.