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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Orp lover, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Orp lover

    Orp lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi . I am tryng to learn as much as i can about chickens. I was wondering if you guys could send a pics[​IMG] , and or, tell me some cool facts? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well here's a little bit about egg laying:

    When you have chickens you will notice that day by day their egg color gets paler, this is because they have almost used up their egg color pigments. This why hens take a few days off, to regain pigments and energy for laying more eggs, if a hen laid an egg every day they wouldn't live very long. It's kind of like Coturnix quails, if you don't let them have a rest from laying will usually live for 1-2 years, though some lucky ones can live from 5-8 years (they are mostly males though, females get exhausted from laying eggs). Egg pigments can come from a hen's comb, beak, legs, and toes, here's an informational link: http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/AG_Poultry_2009-01pr.pdf.
    Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Orp lover

    Orp lover Out Of The Brooder

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    THanks my chickens just started laying!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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