Hi! Can I join?! I just received a box of 7 Polish and Polish/Cochin eggs. I plan to put them under my broody this weekend so they'll hatch over a weekend (5/19). Hoping to get one blue hen to replace the blue hen one of the dogs attacked in January.
My Buff Orpington FINALLY started laying for me THIS WEEK! ...and the ripe "young" age of 30 weeks. I think it's because it's winter... and her sister, a Buff Brahma, also 30 weeks, hasn't started. So, I think it can happen.
I like seeing a "rainbow" of chickens in my yard, so I vote for - red (productions), buff (orpington), black (australorp), barred (rock) and.... the wyandottes!
P.S. My buff orpington is my favorite.
I came home from work early this afternoon to spend some time with my flock. (And hoping for first eggs since the oldest are 18 weeks old this week.) All afternoon, the sicilian buttercup has been gasping for air, kind of like she's going to bawk, but little sound comes out...
I have three 4-week old marans... (black copper, blue copper and splash). They look a LOT like yours, and I'm keeping fingers crossed they're all pullets, so I'm wondering if you could report back and let me know if your four ended up being pullets?!
Brooder A has a Cuckoo Marans. The 5-week old chick towers her Black Australorp sister, hatched the same day/week.
Brooder B has three 3-week old French Marans. ALL of them are already bigger than the 4-week old welsummer, blue andalusian, barred rock and turken.
Normal? Just curious...