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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by chickmomma03 View Post

Also, if she lays white, I'm not really that disappointed. I just hate being deceived. I've learned a lot since buying these chicks, and I'll be trying to apply that for future chicks smile.png
Leghorn and delaware chicks are identical so don't feel that they got one over on you. You ended up with a superior layer. The ameraucana is another issue that I wish we could figure out a solution to.
post #22 of 28
Don't know breed, but she has a white ear, therefore think you can expect white eggs.
post #23 of 28
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Where did you get them? 

I got her from the local hardware store who supposedly only gets from "reputable breeders". I strongly suspect now though that a large portion come from a hatchery. I just got back inside from watching her lay her second egg. First time ever seeing the egg laying process (first time she had already laid by the time I checked on them), that was really neat!

I took a video clip of Oreo (my roo) and Ghost chattering, it was really interesting! I took a couple pictures of her actually laying too! I'm uploading now, which takes forever. I'm going to post when I'm done uploading :)
 

post #24 of 28
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Video of them chattering


Pictures I took while she was laying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #25 of 28
Hi,I have a question,
I have six hens and I believe only one is laying,I am inly getting bout an egg or two a day and they skip days too.is this normal?also I collect the one egg in the afternoon since one of my hens are laying in the morning.Am I hurting the egg production buy doin this?is all of this normal?sry for all the questions first time hen owner..
post #26 of 28
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Hi,I have a question,
I have six hens and I believe only one is laying,I am inly getting bout an egg or two a day and they skip days too.is this normal?also I collect the one egg in the afternoon since one of my hens are laying in the morning.Am I hurting the egg production buy doin this?is all of this normal?sry for all the questions first time hen owner.. 

If you're getting 2 in a day then you have more than 1 laying. I collect when I see them. I'm home all day so in the morning I have been collecting anywhere from 1-3 and in the afternoon anywhere from 1-3 (total of 4 layers). I have had them skip days, they're new layers. I have also had 1 that has laid double and triple yolk (which has caused her to skip the next several days).

post #27 of 28
Ok,yea its frustrating right now im like u other girls need to start laying lol
post #28 of 28
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yea, I understand that! My cochins are the same age as the ones laying (6mos) and they haven't started. Then I have 4mo 3wk old girls I'm waiting on. Hopefully they'll start laying soon.

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