Having a blast with our girls

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by capnmoby, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. capnmoby

    capnmoby Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife and I had discussed getting chickens for a couple of years, and just this Spring decided to jump in! We got 6 birds started in our basement while I built a coop in the yard. Who would have thought that we would love having these girls around?
    Two weeks ago we started getting eggs, and after the last couple of days, I would say that they are all producing. What do you think? They are tiny, but tasty!
    This web site has been a great source for info and it's fun to read about what you all are doing!

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    wow, looks like one of your gals is an "olive egger," what beautiful colored egg.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us and congrats on your girls and their eggs! Seems that you have done a great job in raising them. The egg size should increase as they mature and don't be alarmed if you find "malformed" eggs in the first month or so - ditto if you find eggs in the run / garden.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
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  4. capnmoby

    capnmoby Out Of The Brooder

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    So far we haven't found any evidence that they are laying anywhere but their nesting boxes. We read about leaving fake eggs in each one and tried that (we got wooden ones from a craft store). There have been none left in the run and we only have them in the yard when we can monitor them.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Sounds ideal!
     
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  6. capnmoby

    capnmoby Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, there are 2 Olive Eggers. We found them as Ameraucanas, but they are not, strictly speaking. We also have one Buff Orpington, a Black Cochin, and two Wellsummers. They each have their own personalities which has been cool. I have been a reptile guy up to this point, but I enjoy these girls more.
     
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Oh man, I want an Olive Egg that color! Beautiful!
     
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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hell from Kansas and :welcome. Great to have you with us. Beautiful eggs!
     
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  9. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Beautiful eggs, glad you are enjoying your flock!
     
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  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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