Comments about my small flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 2goose, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. 2goose

    2goose Out Of The Brooder

    May 23, 2011
    Last August I purchased six Golden Laced Wyandottes from My Pet Chicken. They arrived at my small town Post Office, much to the amazement of the Post Mistress, in good condition. Into the brooder constructed and operated using info from the BYC forums.

    The began laying on schedule this Spring. Acquired a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte rooster this Summer. He is a prince. Takes such good care of his girls. Saw him twice chase off local cats.

    One of the hens must have gotten a whiff of easter egger genes. She has grayish greenish legs and lays lovely green/blue eggs. She is very reliable=one per day, every day.

    This breed is supposed to be a fairly large breed and is supposed to lay large eggs. At best they are medium size birds and lay medium size eggs. Wonder why that is.

    They are delightful creatures and I sure they have lowered my blood pressure.
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Wyandottes are typically 5-6 pounds - which I would consider medium. Never had a large egg from them either. At least not as large as my red sex links.

    You must have gotten an EE with your order. Does the chicken you are talking about have a beard?
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    My 'dottes are medium-ish. I'd love to see a pic, esp of your green egg layer!
  4. 2goose

    2goose Out Of The Brooder

    May 23, 2011
    Miss gray legs has similar feathering as the rest of the girls, with with a bit more gold.
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Hatchery chickens are usually not pure bred. There's often a bit of something else in them. Makes for some neat surprises, like a green egg!

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