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Oh my. I don't want to hijack the thread but I guess I should at least answer your question.  I have Cuckoo Marans, Easter Eggers, Red Sex Links, Buff Brahmas and Light Brahmas, and one lone Buff Orpington.  

post #22 of 28
Oops I didn't want to hijack either....sorry! That's cool Blooie!
post #23 of 28
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Oops I didn't want to hijack either....sorry! That's cool Blooie!

I'm an unreformed thread hijacker - it's so easy to do when you feel like you're sitting around the table chatting with friends.  Subjects get changed over a cup of coffee.  But I'm trying to remember not to do that.  I'll hijack the heck out of my own threads, though!

:lau

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I guess I really need a Egg Colors for Dummies book.  So I'm confused about Easter Eggers.  To me, the name implies they lay various colored eggs and when collecting, it's like "yeah, we got a mint one today." Like a different color on different days and you never know what color until you pick it up, hence the name, Easter Eggers.  Now, I'm told that's wrong?  EE only lay one color of egg, just like every other chicken. So which is it?  If they only lay one color, why are they called Easter Eggers?  Please educate me.  If they only lay one color, I don't really want one.  I was looking forward to the surprise every day.  :hit

 

Lisa

Lisa, as other posters have said, EE gals will each have a signature color, but the color may be a bit darker, and lighten up as her laying cycle progresses.  No reason not to get a few EE gals, and enjoy the colors that they each give you.  They are truly wonderful birds to have in a flock.  I don't think I'd want a flock without at least a couple of EE gals!  They have such quirky personalities, lay such beautiful eggs, and, IMO are never aggressive with their flock mates.

 

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Ooh, yum!  I should really pare my flock down too, but then I look at them all healthy and giving me wonderful eggs and think, "Okay, choose which ones go and which ones stay." At that point I'm sunk and back to 28 chickens.  <sigh>

 

I'm so overloaded with eggs right now that as soon as I get back from the store I have to start getting a bunch in the freezer.  Need to keep out enough for us to eat and enough for John (a customer) to come and get his, but the rest of the eggs are heading for the freezer.

28!!!!  Girl, you got me beat!  I'm going into the winter with 26!  That's a lot of feed to be buying!  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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post #25 of 28
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Thanks everyone.  I got it straight now.  I'll certainly add one when space is available again.  Since we weren't getting the suspense of the surprise every morning, my hubby said forgot it for now, just get brown eggs. So to make sure, hopefully, that we have enough for the winter, I now have 5 brown egg layers.  5's my limit with the space I have available.  Well, I could probably do more if I let them free range the yard more.  However, I'm determined to try to keep my grass, so that means limited desert bar to one hour of the evenings and the rest of the time in the chicken lot, which is 23'x23'.  

 

As for hijacking my threads, never worry about that.  Like you said, topics get changed during the conversation.  It's easy to do, and I do it too, if I'm not careful.  I'll never get upset about something like that.  

 

Lisa

post #26 of 28
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I guess I really need a Egg Colors for Dummies book.  So I'm confused about Easter Eggers.  To me, the name implies they lay various colored eggs and when collecting, it's like "yeah, we got a mint one today." Like a different color on different days and you never know what color until you pick it up, hence the name, Easter Eggers.  Now, I'm told that's wrong?  EE only lay one color of egg, just like every other chicken. So which is it?  If they only lay one color, why are they called Easter Eggers?  Please educate me.  If they only lay one color, I don't really want one.  I was looking forward to the surprise every day.  :hit

 

Lisa

I thought the very same thing. I have 3, sold to me as mis-spelled amerecaunas. 2 lay greenish blue, one lays sky blue. :drool Some I hear lay pink! I read the whole thread and I think if you want different colors, you might be happier with a one of each breed in you can only have 5 in your flock.  

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Walk gently on this earth. Do no harm. Laugh a lot at yourself. Be kind even when it's  hard.
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post #27 of 28
I'm feeding 138...it ain't easy, lol!
I think I hi-jacked a bit too...but now I know about egg colour 😀
post #28 of 28
138! GAH! So. Many. Chooks!
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