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Hello from NY state ... Otsego county

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by demerson, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. demerson

    demerson In the Brooder

    Dec 3, 2011
    Otego NY
    First year chicken herder , started this spring with some misc. chicks and am addicted already.
    We have 2 leghorn hens that were given to us 6 hens that are black with a red/orange/copper set of feathers around their necks ( ???) .... 9 hens that are reddish/buff colored and 2 roosters orange and black one with a white tail and one with a black tail. Have no idea what kind they are ... they lay some of the darkest brown eggs I've seen , well except for the leghorns.
    Have 4 chicks about 3 weeks old from hatch #1 ( homemade incubator in a foam cooler , lightbulb , dimmer etc) and we have 42 eggs in an incubator right now on day 8 .[​IMG]

  2. Hoofer

    Hoofer In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2011
    Nice to meet you, I am from Madison County, not too far away. Sounds like you are doing great. I have 6 Redstars
    (red sexlinks), they are giving us between 4 and 6 eggs a day. I have always wanted to hatch some chicks.
  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  4. demerson

    demerson In the Brooder

    Dec 3, 2011
    Otego NY
    Hatching is pretty fun - exciting for the family- especially to one dog --- we are getting 14 to 16 eggs per day out of our 19 birds well 17 hens. Good thing we all like eggs.
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Hey neighbor! I'm right in between Otsego and Delaware counties! [​IMG] So glad you joined us here.
  6. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Crowing

    Mar 22, 2011
  7. FlyRobinFly

    FlyRobinFly Songster

    Oct 31, 2011
    [​IMG] from Washington State
    Sounds like you have quite a nice flock!

  8. [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
  9. Nic&Chickies

    Nic&Chickies Songster

    Aug 23, 2010
    New Britain, CT
    [​IMG] Hi there! [​IMG] from Connecticut. I guess we're almost neighbors, but for hours and hours of driving.
    Are you looking for help in figuring out breeds? I only know what I have, and a few other types I've "met" or read about. That said, it sounds like you might have some Marans in your flock (or maybe Welsummers). I've heard their egg color referred to as "chocolate brown." But do they all lay those dark eggs? The reddish/buff colored ones could be any number of breeds: New Hampshire Red, RIR, Red Sexlink (like Comet or Red Star), etc. Their eggs are the more "normal" brown, but with lots of variations.
    I hope you post some more on the forum, so you can get some pictures up here. Then the more expert members can offer their learned opinions. Meanwhile, enjoy exploring the site!
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.

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