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I love the morning loot!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by technodoll, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a few from this morning...

    Am happy to see that the middle row eggs are getting a bit bigger now (hens are new-ish layers), just disappointed that they're so pale but oh well... The girls are big, black and gorgeous so it's a trade-off [​IMG]

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  2. Maureen&chickens

    Maureen&chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful loot! My Silkie is not currently laying. Definitely a bummer as her little eggs look so cute next to my Buff's and the NH Red's!
     
  3. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't you just love getting eggs?

    There's just something about popping open the nest door and there's an egg, or several.

    I have one black sex link I saved from being the last chick left and the feed store wanted to break down the cages. She lays a WHOPPER of an egg every day. She was $2.99 and DH said from across the aisle, ohhhh nooo you don't need any more chickens as I grabbed her and headed for the check out lane, now he wants to have her egg for breakfast. INGRATE.

    DonnaBelle
     
  4. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to end up having two distinct flocks...

    Feedstore sexlinks for the amazing jumbo eggs these girls lay, and the purebred chickens for enjoyment and beauty (can't sell their eggs since they're small, sporadically laid and boring in color).

    Yep, mornings ROCK!

    *waits impatiently for tomorrrow's treasures*
     
  5. MowNGrow

    MowNGrow Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep you know your on a roll when your children wake you at 6am, beds made, curtains open, fully dressed, skillet on the stove asking if they can see how many eggs we get for brekfast today [​IMG] LOVE mornings and our chickens.
     
  6. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my loot yesterday morning was 14 very big duck eggs, one silkie egg, and one catalana egg...I had moved the ducks to a new area the preceeding night and they did not find the positively huge nesting dog houses that they have been using and layed the eggs all over the yard...this morning they are all gathered around the boxes waiting in line tho the houses are large enough that at times there are two at a time in them laying...funny stuff...duck egg omelet this a.m.!
     
  7. MowNGrow

    MowNGrow Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Awsum score [​IMG] We want ducks this season also. Are they messier than chickens and do they co-enhabit well?
     
  8. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep mine seperate from the chickens...ducks are messy and slime up the feed, the chickens scratch the feed all over the place from the duck feeders...together the mess between the species is just too much for me...maybe others have a better plan for co-habitation...
     
  9. MowNGrow

    MowNGrow Out Of The Brooder

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    We have till feb to make a choice between co-habitating either a duck or a guina pig. Its my daughters choice for her addition this season LOL. Could make interesting adition either way.
     
  10. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    You read my mind. I love mornings!! [​IMG]
     

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