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

  1. abigfathen

    abigfathen Just Hatched

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    Hi there! I'm new to backyard chickens. I'm in Virginia. I have 5 lovely ladies, all araucanas that I bought in September as pullets. I just love my girls. Scratching is one of the cutest things. Dunno why it always makes me smile. My girls have not started laying yet. But I am looking forward to eggs!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!! So glad you are enjoying your flock. Araucana are a lovely breed, perhaps you can post some photos.
     
  3. abigfathen

    abigfathen Just Hatched

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    [​IMG]
    This is from when I first got them. Been too busy to take any recently. They do have tails. [​IMG]
    I stand corrected. They are Easter eggers.
     
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  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    You have a lovely flock, here's a wish for many eggs to come [​IMG]


    My hens are nearly 4 yo and I never tire of watching their antics - and scratching is the cutest of all.
     
  5. abigfathen

    abigfathen Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I'm wondering when they might start laying. They are already on layer feed and have noticed them "nesting" more outside in the run. They are 4 months old but as I understand they don't usually lay much in winter? Hmmm?
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Okay, they are Easter Eggers most likely rather than Araucanas. Many suppliers use the names interchangeably, but they do not show the true Araucana characteristics.
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    Hiya Back,,

    Welcome to BYC,,,,

    Enjoy the girls and their eggs...They look interesting.
     
  8. abigfathen

    abigfathen Just Hatched

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    Apparently Easter eggers are a descendant of aracauna. So......[​IMG]
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Great to have you in our community! Great looking birds you have there! Thank you for joining BYC! :)
     
  10. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I have and enjoy many breeds of chickens and my very favorite are the Easter Eggers. They're sweet, friendly, excellent layers and you can get so many beautifully colored eggs from them.
     

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