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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by megcpat, Jan 23, 2010.
My eggs were like iv on the egg chart
Looloo’s first few eggs were quite green.
The small green eggs are from her.
they will hatch. some die in the shall, some might die within first 3 weeks. that is my experience.
they say 25% mortality. 2 years ago I set 6 eggs. 1 died in the shell, 1 was a runt and died at 2 weeks and 1 died at 3 weeks. the last one maybe had cocci so probably nothing to do with tufts.
statistics suck. I hatched all tufted chicks.
@Brahma Chicken5000 The top egg is from Blue Boy's mate, and the bottom one is from the clean faced blue hen. Almost embarrassing how olive that egg is, but she has proven herself in the show ring so...
Brown egg genes are a nightmare to get rid of in blue and white egg laying breeds. I know that Isabella Leghorns lay tinted eggs because a brown egg layer was used to get the coloring onto Leghorns.
Last night I took Ratchet out of her nest box and added a bunch of straw and made a (what I thought was adequate) bowl-shaped nest and put 6 fertile eggs in it. This morning it looked like she settled into it pretty well, but when I looked in on her this evening she had moved the nest. She took half the straw about a foot away and made a new nest and moved the eggs there. It doesn't seem very deep. I hope she knows what she is doing.