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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Quinstar

    Quinstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah! Jealous! Can you all stop now otherwise I might be forced to sneak into one of your coops at night and steal your chickens! Next spring is soooo far away!

    Also, can someone explain the difference between a normal chicken vs a heirloom or heritage breed? I see those terms quite a bit but don't really understand what they are.

    And on another note we got egg number 2 today. Same place as the last one, right outside the nesting box. You could tell that someone had been in the nesting box and made a nice little spot, but I guess she decided that wasn't going to work for her. Just about the same size as the first one. We should be home tomorrow and Sunday, so I'm really hoping to figure out who it is.
     
  2. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sooo... Godiva lays 4 and 5 oz eggs 1 every other day. I'm guessing it must just be an Australorp thing, but I hve never seen eggs this big come out of a chicken. [​IMG]
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  3. Quinstar

    Quinstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those look like the size of the eggs my friends chickens lay! I've always thought they looked like monsters. I'd love to tell you what breed they are, but she has no idea. Pretty sure they aren't Australorps though. Those eggs look fantastic. You should be so proud of her.
     
  4. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am. Thank you. Especially since she went through the soft egg fiasco this summer. We thought her egg production was done. She takes her sweet time laying these too. About an hour in the box, and then sings the egg song as loud as she can afterward. It's a full flock production. All the hens sing along and the Roos honk. It's pretty funny. It takes her two days to produce these puppies lol!
     
  5. Quinstar

    Quinstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another question.... I really would like to have an olive egger in the flock... since my roo is an EE and I have a Welsummer pullet is there a chance I could hatch her eggs and produce an OE?
     
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  6. e13lorena

    e13lorena New Egg

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    Indiana Girl here! We've had chickens for just less than a year, 23 girls and a roosters. Love the fresh eggs! We also garden lots and live green & frugal - and have even before it was "cool" :D
     
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  7. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Quinstar: Yes, if your EE boy is carrying the blue egg gene. If he is carrying two copies of the blue egg gene, all of the offspring will be olive eggers. If he is carrying one copy, half of the offspring will be olive eggers and half will be brown egg layers. If he does not carry the blue egg gene, none of the offspring will be olive eggers. Since he is an Easter egger, you really don't know without hatching and growing out his daughters to see what they lay.
     
  8. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, you're saying you are concerned about something like depicted below?
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    The above photo is a limp and flaccid attempt at humor.

    When I read your post, I was surprised. You have always been a kind-hearted and gracious lady.
    Obviously, I was mistaken in my interpretation of your words. Perhaps I should have PM'd you with a "Huh" message before flying off the handle.[​IMG]

    Being a joker, I constantly lean toward the edge of propriety. Occasionally, I fall overboard. I usually re-read my postings before hitting "submit" for that reason.

    Unless I have poisoned the well, I hope to continue to include you among my friends.[​IMG]

    John

    P.S. Please tell me a "nice" way to kill chipmunks.[​IMG]
     
  9. Quinstar

    Quinstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'm just starting to learn all of these things and it's extremely interesting. Are true Araucanas and Ameraucana guaranteed to be blue egg layers or are they like EE where you just have to wait and see? If neither of my EE girls lay colored eggs I'm going to be so disappointed. Perhaps next summer I will join the adventures in hatching and see what if I can't produce myself an EE girl. DH is going to leave me when we are overrun with chickens. Maybe I can give the excess to my neighbors.


    Welcome to the thread!
     
  10. Quinstar

    Quinstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    John, just stop killing the poor little chipmunks. They have feelings too. ;)
     

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