MJ's little flock

BY Bob

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Sleep is for the weak. :p

I sleep it's just at weird times in Australia. :gig

I would highly recommend the Olive Egger. they are smaller hens, closer to leghorns than Orpingtons. Great personalities.

The norfolk grey is intriguing to me. I don't know a lot about them.

Wyandottes are beautiful but I feel like I hear of them causing issues in flocks. I've never had one.

You know Australorps, you don't need help there.

That was probably no help at all.

I am so excited for you! :clap
I've had bantams. They can be fun but the eggs are really small.

How big is your coop?
 

MaryJanet

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Sleep is for the weak. :p

I sleep it's just at weird times in Australia. :gig

I would highly recommend the Olive Egger. they are smaller hens, closer to leghorns than Orpingtons. Great personalities.

The norfolk grey is intriguing to me. I don't know a lot about them.

Wyandottes are beautiful but I feel like I hear of them causing issues in flocks. I've never had one.

You know Australorps, you don't need help there.

That was probably no help at all.

I am so excited for you! :clap
I didn't know olive eggers were small hens! Nor that Wyandottes can be troublesome.

Lots of help, thank you!

I think I'll prepafe two cat carry boxes for tomorrow.
 

BY Bob

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I didn't know olive eggers were small hens! Nor that Wyandottes can be troublesome.

Lots of help, thank you!

I think I'll prepafe two cat carry boxes for tomorrow.
It's so exciting!

Olive Eggers are like EEs. They are hybrids of a sort and each hatchery has their own mix so there can be differences. My Aurora is like 5 lbs. Not real big as hens go. I think Daisy, greatest hen ever, was around 4.5 lbs.
 

MaryJanet

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Hahaha! Yep, there's lots of shoulder room on the roost. I've also been struck by an idea for making it even more spacious. I can add a third level. So it would be

Ground floor. Nest boxes, tree stumps, bugs.

First floor. Pellets, water and grains.

Second floor. Roosts and breezes.
 

Ribh

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I didn't know olive eggers were small hens! Nor that Wyandottes can be troublesome.

Lots of help, thank you!

I think I'll prepafe two cat carry boxes for tomorrow.
Wyandottes seem to be unreliable personality wise. My bantam , Lottie, is a Wyandotte & a lovelier hen it would be hard to find. WhoDat rehomed hers. :) She was a handful by all accounts. If you read through the comments section in the breeds you will get a variety of answers.

Bit hit & miss it seems as to whether you get a lovely hen or a real stinker.
 

BY Bob

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Hahaha! Yep, there's lots of shoulder room on the roost. I've also been struck by an idea for making it even more spacious. I can add a third level. So it would be

Ground floor. Nest boxes, tree stumps, bugs.

First floor. Pellets, water and grains.

Second floor. Roosts and breezes.
Like a chicken condo complex! I like it.
 

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