@HISIRISHGEM Ive got a bunch of Appenzeller spitzhaubens. They lay white eggs. When descriptions of them say they're flighty & don't do well w confinement. However, I've found that they're very inquisitive birds, that after handling them a little when they are chicks, they are very social, sweet birds. Not lap chickens, but several try to stand on my feet when I'm out there feeding them. The birds I have confined to breeding pens don't seem to care, tho when given lots of space, they are very happy as well. They're super cute and efficient as far as feed conversion, considered large fowl, but on the small side of LF. I will be setting some of their eggs next week. LMK if ur interested in chicks.
Oh wow. Yes, we'd love a couple of them. Where abouts are you? My parents live in the Auburn area. How much would they be?
@HISIRISHGEM most white egg layers are known to be 'flighty' crazy, not mean but jump and fly and run for not much reason.
One you might want to look into is the Dorking.
Thank you! They look like beautiful birds. The egg is like a cream color. Now I have to find someone who would have them. Your all starting to entice me with more chickens. So far I'm looking for 4 Welsummer's, Maybe 2 Dorkings, 2 Buff Orps, 2 more EE'ers and a couple of the Appenzeller spitzhaubens. Which brings me to another question. I saw some cute little coops at Tractor Supply and the add-on runs that go with them. They are very cute but there weren't many reviews on them. The ones they did have reviews on said the coops didn't last long at all because they weren't well insulated for winter and broke down.
SO, If I need a 4-6 chicken coop, where could I get a quality economical (do those two words really go together) coop? We have our big coop right now, I just want to separate the news ones from the older ones and then I may have to separate someone in the original coop. Again, they're pecking feathers off the backs of each other. Not bad but two of my EE's (though they lay brown eggs) are getting nailed. They can't seem to heal up. Now most of them have little bits of feathers off from the roosts at night.
Any idea's on how to stop this? I've been using Blue Kote for weeks on all of them and the only ones without the feather issues are my Black Australorps who don't like getting into arguments. Even the little Golden Laced (who are at the very bottom are getting spots now. It's looking like it's a past time from boredom but They get scratch on the bottom, a cabbage tetherball, run time and even regular outdoor time now. Crazy birds. I'm trying to find the culprit but the one that seems to have the biggest attitude is the skinniest bird. I don't get it. She's our best layer. She started out first and lays everyday on time. Should I bring her in and separate her for a while. Feed her more and reintroduce her to the flock? The others seemed to be getting along and I'm not sure if it's the two EE'ers who are doing this to the others or if the others are getting bored.
I'm not sure, when and where will it be held? I'll check my husbands schedule. Can children come or is this more of an adult thing?
Edited by HISIRISHGEM - 2/21/16 at 3:29am