Crazy Chicken Lady in Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ptxrose, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. ptxrose

    ptxrose Just Hatched

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    I tell everyone about the great advice here on backyard chickens so figured it was time to join. I started out with eight chicks that I kept in a rubbermaid tub in my spare bedroom until they were old enough to go outside. Actually, probanly keot them under the heat lamp and inside longer than I needed to, hubby says I am iver-pritective, just like with my children. Anyway, eight was all I planned but baby chicks are just too darn cute to pass up. I now have 15 layers and 5 roosters (learned the hard way to stay with the selections of my fav feed store guy) that I am trying to rehome.
    My question is: I love the color of the Americana eggs, like the unusualness of them. My friends love opening the carten and seeing the colorful eggs. Are there any other easy to keep hens that lay other than white or brownneggs?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!! So glad you've taken the plunge and joined the flock.
    Colorful eggs are always a big hit -- you could look into olive eggers, easter eggers (which your ameraucana may be if you got them from your favorite feed store guy), crested cream legbar, marans or welsummers -- the last two lay dark/chocolate eggs which are sometimes just as much of a hit as the green or blue of the first three. I like maintaining a "rainbow flock" when it comes to egg color - there are so many shades of brown (some that are almost pink, others that are dark chocolate with lots of spots and all shades in between) that even "just brown" can be interesting and make for a lovey carton of surprises. My husband used to laugh at my obsessive sorting and packing of each carton that I sold because I made sure everyone got the same variety of colors in their carton.
     
  3. ptxrose

    ptxrose Just Hatched

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    I do the sane sorting, try to make sure every carton gets two of the bluegreen eggs. Thanks for all the breed names, will ck them out.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Good luck finding the chickens you want for your colored egg basket!
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under ptxrose [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Easter eggers lay pastel colored eggs and are a very popular breed.
     
  7. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi! Welcome to BYC, fellow chicken lover!
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there, and welcome to BYC! I am so glad you joined us, please make yourself at home here! I think you'll like it! :frow

    ~Cuz
     

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