At what age do easter eggers develop green legs (if they're going to)?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hallerlake, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to get some green egg layers at some point. If I understand correctly, the green egg layers will have green legs, but not necessarily right away. I don't have room for a large flock, so I don't want to get chicks that will give me more of what I have. Thank you.
     
  2. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Mine had them the day I bought them from the hatchery as day old chicks.
     
  3. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

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    They should have them when they hatch I think.
     
  4. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine came that way...one set from a hatchery and one set from a lady here near by...
     
  5. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All along. Mine did anyway.
     
  6. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine too, though they do seem to get more/darker color as they mature.
     
  7. dreamwallaby

    dreamwallaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The leg color is not a guarantee of egg color. 3 of my EEs had green legs from the day I bought them at 2 wks old. 1 has bright yellow legs ~ but could still give me blue eggs. My white EE had yellow legs until 2 wks and then they started changing to blue.
     
  8. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So the only way to know I'll get green eggs is to know the parentage, right?
     
  9. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

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    Quote:So the only way to know I'll get green eggs is to know the parentage, right?

    Yes that or wait until you get an egg.
     

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