Got lots of questions!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Twig Worley, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Twig Worley

    Twig Worley Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been raising Chickens for about 2 years. Just getting started.
     
  2. Twig Worley

    Twig Worley Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 7 Golden Buff Opingtons, 13 Rhode Island Reds, and 3 Barred Rocks. The Buffs and the Rocks i got in 2011, and the Reds I got in 2012. The Buffs are the same age, so why would some of the Buffs lay a larger egg than the Others?
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Depending upon the genetic make up of the bird, there can be wide variation in the egg size within a breed. This is generally more so with hatchery birds rather than breeder birds.
     
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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    On the egg size - ditto what Sourland said. Enjoy those big eggs; at the moment, most of the birds I have that are laying are Bantams!

    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC
     
  7. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG]. You'll find there are loads of wonderful people here who can probably answer most if not all of your questions.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Twig Worley, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Best of luck to you and your birds!
     
  9. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Buff Orpington that finally started laying and lays X-Large dark brown eggs...not like Marans dark, but dark...

    I also noticed that higher protein gives me much larger eggs..the medium went to large, and the large became X-large, and the X-large became Jumbo when all the chickens started eating the chick starter that I was putting up there for a few younger birds...so now when I run out of laying pellets I will be switching everyone to a grower or maintenance feed with oyster shell on the side. I mean the difference in the eggs, and the chickens is remarkable to say the least. I guess that is the difference between 16% and 20% protein.
     
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  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!
     

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