I GOT AN EE EGG! And a few questions ;)

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chick_a_dee, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON

    It's tiny, itty bitty, and gorgeous. It's what I would call seafoam green.

    The brown egg is from one of our red ladies.

    The EE girls are on layena with the big girls for about a week or so. They had no more interest in the grower when they discovered how cool it was to eat Layena and since they have now been fully integrated with the big girls, they are more eager than ever to be like the big girls.

    First off, I didn't notice the stomp dance out of anyone... but the EE's are not exactly lovey dovey like my big hens are. I noticed this morning one of them was hanging out in a nest box, which they don't normaly do because the big ladies tell them off for wasting their time. She was moving about shavings with her beak, and then I found the egg around 1:20pm.

    Anyway, my ducks are the same age, and I was wondering what the "signs" of a duck coming into point of lay was, but also should I just feed them layena, or mix it in with the grower feed they are getting?

    AND back to my mites issue. I haven't noticed nearly as much head shaking these past few days, I'm going to give the ladies a few more 'shake downs' if you will, with the Dri-Kill, but everyone appears to have rougher/fraying (like they aren't smooth, they kind of look greasy) feathers... is this a side effect of being infested with mites (or of being treated with dri-kill, it would take all the oils off I would think).
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Aw, pretty! I hope you are going to eat it!
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Hey Chick_a_dee, guess what, my EE pullets are from the same hatch as yours and I got my first blue egg today! Dead ringer for the one in your photo, too [​IMG]

    Have fun, hope you're getting more of 'em now,

  4. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Woot! They're all doing the lady dance now, I found out by accident. It's adorable, the 4 that aren't laying yet sleep on top of the nest boxes, and the big hens have let the one that is laying sleep on the top roost with them. How sweet!

    Everyone seems to have stopped or is barely head shaking now, and I think baldyhen is growing back feathers on her head. I was freaking out because I was getting 11 eggs a day and I just realized its coming up for winter and we have shorter light hours so that would kind of explain the start of less eggs. LOL.

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