first eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PapaChaz, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Overrun With Chickens

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    Back on March 8, we picked up 8 chicks @ TSC. All survived, and have grown very quickly! When we built the new coop, i designed it divided, so we could keep the lil ones separate from the big girls. So today, i went to check the feed, water and gather eggs, and i had 3 eggs on the chicks side of the coop! wooHOO. two were a bit smaller, i'm wondering if they'll get bigger as the hens continue to grow, two of them are a good bit smaller than the others. I'm going to have to get some pics of the chicks. these are sure enough mixed breeds, the two smaller eggs were very dark brown, almost like a copper maran colored egg. i'm ready to let them free range together for a few hours each evening and let them get things all worked out between them, they've been divided in the run also, but clearly able to see each other.

    our 'boss hen' Lucy, might just get a good standing up to from a couple of those commercial blacks, those thing are only 4 months old and already bigger than she is...LOL we'll see
     
  2. maclady

    maclady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your eggs. No if only my girls would take the hint and start laying. [​IMG]
     
  3. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same thing happened here ! I just don't know if it was a Golden Comet or one of my EE's. [​IMG]
     
  4. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kinsey, wouldn't the egg colour tell you? Anyway, I read somewhere that Comets are very early layers, if that helps...
     
  5. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I bought "Ameracaunas", but they're actually just beautiful mutts [​IMG] One of them doesn't even look like an EE. She looks like a Delaware, maybe. She's always in the nesting box, as well as one of my Golden Comets. I hope it wasn't my EE because I want some pretty eggs! [​IMG] The egg was a very light brown.
     

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