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green egg layin hens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by davecash, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    name me some not so rare green egg laying hens, i am interested in getting some soon, but i want them to be egg producing machines, not rare, and gentle.
     
  2. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    if you mix an americauna with a maran they have olive green eggs
     
  3. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive heard of americauna, are they gentle?and do they lay alot?
     
  4. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    ha! mine isnt gentle. she doesnt lay yet though, but i know there are a lot of people on this site who have americaunas, i am sure they could tell you
     
  5. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will they be good with other hens I have?
     
  6. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    mine is the dominant hen. we put her in with 2 weekers when she was a couple days old. she got picked on and then since the other chickens were bantams she rose to power since she is so much bigger.
     
  7. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice.
    Also, do you know how long molting lasts?
     
  8. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my Easter eggers are friendly. Half are constantly wanting to sit in my lap, but the other half just aren't interested.

    rosy-ooh a deep olive egg Hmmm. I might try it.
     
  9. josee5

    josee5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have EE hens and they lay all year long even in the winter. I bought them as adults but one hen has tamed down and follows me around every where. I love EE they are my favorite. My five hens lay from a blueish green to an olive green in color.
     
  10. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    I have Easter Eggers and Ameraucanas and they are both great breeds. They are very nice and run up to me whenever I come into the coop. The EE lays every day mostly, and she's almost 2 years old. The Ameraucanas arent laying yet.
     

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