@sharol , I was going to mention if you go to L&L pets they may have those little bands there for putting in dog's hair. And I am sure @venymae is right because I have seen those same bands in babies hair in the top knots. Just look at the size. They don't need to be tight but you don't want them to slide off their foot either. They also may have some bird bands at L&L that are the plastic kind for cage birds. I've never looked of course but he seems to keep a good selection of things.
Yes I love my Breda. I am behind in orders right now. Those girls really need some outside space bad. They are really too crowded. They do lay a pretty white egg. I do have one that lays an almost beige/ white egg as well but have no idea which one. The others all lay white.
For a light beige egg, I've found my jubilee lay the lightest color in the Orpingtons. And no birds seem to lay better or lay bigger eggs except maybe the brahmas. I'm filling orders on those right now as well. They are back laying good the last couple of weeks but not sure how fertility will be. I've been adding vitamins and minerals to their feed as well so hopefully things will start really improving.
I spent some time out in the building yesterday and clipped all the beaks in pens where I haven't been getting many eggs. Between adding the new calcium carbonate and clipping beaks I think I will see more eggs. I suspect some breakage and then the girls will eat the broken eggs. I still have to get busy on those outside runs soon but there is just too much else going on right now to start on that.
Luckily we escaped the rains last night and they've taken some of it out of the forecast. I am hoping to be able to get my new garden spot worked up today if DH will go get me some sand.
When I candled the Breda eggs all looked good, so I'll have 5 chicks if they all hatch if you have someone wanting them, I'd appreciate a heads up. I'll let you know in the next couple of days.
I'm going to put a saddle on my black Breda pullet. She is getting torn up by the cockerel. He isn't particularly rough, but she is his favorite (and seems to like him, too). LOL