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area formerly known as flower garden

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sharol, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, my EE Lily (front left) spent 2 hours in the nest box today laying a lovely green egg. Then one of the Delawares (front right, can only see her butt) laid a nice brown egg, and when I went to collect them, The Campine (in the middle of the dustbath) had left me a white egg. They all trooped over to their very favorite place -- the area where my flower garden was located until August when the girls found it. The girls are all 24 weeks old, hatched the week of July 12, and 4 have been laying from 2 weeks (the Campine was first) to 2 days -the GLW- (no egg from her today yet, though).

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    It is 20 degrees with a south wind (blowing toward the garden), and they are all happy as clams.
     
  2. churchx3

    churchx3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to be an avid gardener until I got chickens....I had to decide between the garden or the chickens....chickens won out! I do have some gardens in my front yard but wrote off having anything in the back.
     
  3. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do have a way of taking over LOL. congrats on the eggs!!
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They look so happy!
     
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  5. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I'm been amazed at the regularity with which the EE and the Delaware lay. They have both laid eggs every day since they started laying. It's like Christmas every day when I check for eggs.

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