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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JOHNNYAPPLEWEED, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. JOHNNYAPPLEWEED

    JOHNNYAPPLEWEED Hatching

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    I am new to having chickens. I have many other animals on my farm.
    Last spring we built a chicken coop with a 400 sq foot turn out made of chain link fance and chicken wire. Then we got 12 baby chicks(6 RI Reds and 6 White) . This fall we got our first eggs, one white, then 2 white, then 2 white a day for 3 weeks. Then we got our first brown egg, then two, then two a day. Now the white eggs have stopped but we get 4 or 5 brown eggs a day. The white chickens are setting on the nest but we have not seen a white egg in over a week. Some of the brown eggs are very light colored but still brown.
    I was told that the egg color is linked to the color of the chickens ear color, Will solid white chickens lay brown eggs???
    I have 4 cfl 60w lights on from 4pm to 9pm and heated water dishes so they have water at all times and a feeder that never gets below 1/2 full. There is also a string of LED christmas lights between the chickens and the ducks.
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Some white chickens (leghorns) lay white eggs. Others (white rocks) lay brown eggs. In many instances chickens with white ear LOBES lay white eggs and chickens with red ear lobes lay brown eggs, but there are several exceptions to this generalization.
     
  3. [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  4. wlbaker3

    wlbaker3 In the Brooder

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    liz9910 Crowing

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     

  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined
     
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    redsoxs Crowing

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    Hello from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard!! Best wishes!
     
  10. JOHNNYAPPLEWEED

    JOHNNYAPPLEWEED Hatching

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    MYSTERY SOLVED

    1) CHICKENS CAN FLY ( I found one of my hens on a 3 foot by 5 foot a shelf above the door.This shelf is 6 feet off the floor)
    When i unlock the door they would fly off before the door opened.

    2) MY WHITE CHICKENS LAY WHITE EGGS (There were 33 white egge up in the back of the shelf)

    All of the eggs were frozen and cracked open because there was no nest and they did not set on them. Mabe I need another nest box higher off the floor (or ea tree)
    I have 3 nest boxes made from milk crates, one just off the floor, one a foot high and one 2 feet high.
     

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