I don't think I'm meant to have EE's.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by paddock36, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    First I bought a hen from someone but no colored eggs so I got rid of her, Then I bought some chicks that were EEs and my DH left the coop door open and my dachshoud got the only pullets. Then I got some eggs and only one hatched under my BO. Then the only little survivor found a bucket of rain water and the poor thing drowned. So I don't think I'm meant to have them and I really wanted the colored eggs too. [​IMG]
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    When you buy EEs, you usually never know what color eggs the will be, as EEs can lay any color egg - and the farther outbred from the blue genes they are, the less likely chance that they will lay "colored" eggs.

    Im sorry, however, for all of your losses. I will have F1 ameraucana cross hatching eggs later (guaranteed colored eggs), as I just got a roo.

    They are definately worth it, though! I love my girls and they are great chooks. Are there any chicken sales in your area? sometimes, you can catch them there - but usually alot of people want them.
  3. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ditto! [​IMG]
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Quote:I agree.
  5. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    We are just getting ready to put some EE eggs in the bator. Have a broody setting on 12 EE eggs that should hatch any day. The ones under the broody might be spoken for, have to call the gentleman and see if he still wants them. The ones going in the bator there is a first pick on those but he only wants a couple. If you want EE's we can throw in a few extra eggs for you. Green eggs. PM me if interested.
  6. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, and we are right here in Ocala. Actually half way between Ocala and Dunnellon off 40.
  7. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Quote:That would be great for just a couple. I can pay for the chicks when they hatch just let me know. To everyone who pm'd me about eggs for sale and on auctions thank you very much for the help [​IMG]. I can't do a hatch on my own right now because I just loaned out my incubator to a friend whos ducks were killed last night and they are going to try and hatch eggs that they had laid.
  8. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    North Georgia
    oh sad!! I am sorry for your losses. But please don't give up!!! I've lost many chicks due to many different things and I am not giving up!
  9. 3KillerBs

    3KillerBs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    North Carolina Sandhills
    Quote:IMO, if it isn't guaranteed to lay a colored egg it should be called a barnyard mutt, not an EE. Truth in advertizing! An "EE" that lays white or brown eggs is just a white or brown layer of indiscriminate ancestry. I see them like the sex-linked layers -- not a breed per say, but a special purpose cross who should be judged entirely on their ability to perform that special purpose.

    If I were to ever want colored eggs I'd definitely go with someone like you who produces gauranteed, F1, colored eggers rather than someone who might be selling barnyard mutts that might or might not carry a colored egg genes. [​IMG]

    Until I read the "why do my EE's lay brown and white eggs?" threads on here I thought that EEs were expected to produce 100% colored eggs and, had I bought any that didn't, I'd have expected a refund and been ready to report the situation to the Better Business Bureau.

    I have now learned that the accepted definition of EE is a barnyard mutt with a chance of possibly producing colored eggs, but I think that situation stinks. [​IMG]
  10. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    Quote:I agree - but you know how it is.

    Thanks. You see, as much as I love ameraucanas, what most people are looking for are just the colored eggs - and I can guarantee that. In fact, Im diversifieng (sp?) my flock so that the resulting chicks should lay some blue, mint, and olive eggs. Most will probably lay green eggs.

    Yeah. It does - that along with the whole confusion of EasterEggers being mixed up with Ameraucanas, and even those being confused with Araucanas. I've made a video about that and I'm going to post it on my YouTube page tonight. You've given me a good idea - I'll make a video about EasterEggers and what to look for and so on. Thanks for the idea!!!

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