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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by abautis2, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. abautis2

    abautis2 New Egg

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    Hello im new to the chicken raising world, i have always wanted to raise so chickens and here i am. Im from texas.
     
  2. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome This is a great place and there are many fun, smart and very friendly and helpful people. Don't be afraid to ask for help as this community is great!
     
  3. nenapen

    nenapen Just Hatched

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    Does anyone know what breed this is?[​IMG]
     
  4. abautis2

    abautis2 New Egg

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    Allright thanks for the support and feed back, greatly appreciated. Ok, now referring to what i had posted earlier, im not sure if i have easter eggers or ameraucanas. I have read that easter eggers lay different colored eggs. But of the 20 she layed all of them are light blue which would be a trait only ameraucanas and araucanas have. Another of my hens just started laying green eggs this particular hen has the other hen's colors and feather pattern but has no beard. I will try to upload a picture, maybe someone can identify my hens true breed. I have heard easter eggers wont go broody, maybe its an ameraucana. Just thinking that my hens might never go broody makes me worry. Im seriously thinking about incubating some of their eggs and take my chances.
     
  5. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to the BYC flock! Glad you joined us,
    here is an article you might like, be sure to read the comments:
    www.backyardchicken/a/easter-egger-ameraucana-and-araucana-whats-the-difference-chicknsrocks-guide-to-telling-them-apart
     
  6. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you really want to hatch chicks and the hen isn't being committed then you should probably incubate them. Is she staying on the nest? Or is she getting up and not staying on there all day and night.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Some people get a silkie or two as they are known to be excellent broodies - not the hatchery stock, but silkies from a real breeder. You can put fertile eggs under them while they are "sitting," and they will raise them as their own chicks. Buff orps also go broody often and are bigger so they can cover more eggs than a silkie.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  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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