Chicken Dictionary for Dummies?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mudhen, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    OK, my ignorance is showing here.
    What are EEs?
    What are OEGB's?
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    More questions:
    The difference between a broody and a bater?
    Is the broody a hen and the bater an incubator?
     
  3. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Easter Egger, a breed that lays green eggs, often a cross with Auricanas
    Old English Game Bird the breed that was used for fighting, but now many are pets and show birds
    A broody is a hen that wants to set eggs.
    A bator is slang for an incubator
     
  4. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE=Easter Egger and is what is sold by 99% of all hatcheries as Americanas/Aracuanas and such.

    OEGB=Old Englsih Game Bantam

    Broody=Hen setting on eggs to hatch
    Bater=incubator
     
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  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks Wes! I'll add this to the beginning of our chicken dictionary that I'm compiling!
     
  6. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Thanks everyone!
    Nifty-Chicken, great idea, put me down for a copy![​IMG]
    Who knew there were so many folks who love chickens! And here my neighbors think I'm a nut for adopting chickens from a pound!!!![​IMG]
     
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  7. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    mudhen...I live in holland where keeping chickens as a hobby and a pet is pretty common...also I live in the middle of a large city...thing is I have silkies and most folks dont recognize them as chickens...they are always asking me>>> "What IS that?" [​IMG]
     
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  8. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    dlhunicorn, I have to say I did a double-take when I first saw a silkie too!
    But I think they are just adorable [​IMG]
     
  9. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Nifty-Chicken , here's a couple more you should include in your dictionary:
    feathered mice - quail chicks(?)
    NSQ -non-show quality
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  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    PQ-Pet quality.
    CBOF-Cantakerous bag of feathers. Applies to Slifer and any other bird with an attitude.
     

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