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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by XxMingirlxX, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need your advice guys.
    Okay so I found this egg in the nesting box, it is cream coloured (I know it doesn't look very cream on the photo) and quite large. Babs didn't lay today so it's a possibility it could be hers however hers are never usually that light, the one to the right (corrugated) is the lightest hers usually get because they are corrugated. But this one is perfect and is a similar size to my large white leghorns eggs. It's definitely not Zazzles as her egg was also in the nesting box and her egg colour is a consistent white.
    So I'm a bit confused; it could be any one of the following,

    1) Babs is just laying lighter than usual, it's possible she's three years old now and her eggs tend to have quirks but even when the shell is light there is usually another visible problem and apart from that there was no other brown egg in the nesting box. But she has never layed an egg this light before

    2) It's Peggy's, her breed is supposed to lay white to cream bantams sized eggs however for a first egg this is quite large especially since she is a bantam. It may be that she has been laying for a while and I have just not noticed as I mistook her egg for one of babs weird ones (she does sometimes lay small eggs however these tend to be browner). However I have never got two brown/cream on the same day so it's quite odd that she has enough time to start laying eggs the size and yet never layed on the same day as Babs. Another thing is we haven't had any double yolkers which I tend to expect when they are pullets. There is also nowhere to hide eggs around the run. She also STILL doesn't look ready to lay, her wattles are small and pink even though she is supposed to be over 40 weeks now. You guys have seen her in pics...

    3) It's Selmas. She is supposed to be an araucana so I would be super disappointed is this was hers as I have always wanted blue or green eggs and she was sold to me saying that she was a blue or green egg layer. However while this is still a little bit of a stretch for a first egg size, she is quite a large bird unlike Peggy. However she also doesn't look ready to lay despite being a similar age to Peggy, her comb is a light pink, as you can see in a pic I posted last week.

    I don't know, I'm off next week so I shall watch them to see if I can find any clues but for now I'll just have to wait for your feedback and if I get two brown/cream eggs in the same day.
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  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all, I haven't been on for a few days due to a mix of personal stuff and pure laziness ;) The heating went off in the house on Friday and the only guys I can find to fix it are booked up until at least Wednesday, sigh... It's about 5 degrees Celsius so I know some of you guys are dealing with a lot worse however two duvets are still nesessary!
    I'm off this week though so it's not too bad.

    By the way we reckon the cream egg was from Babs; when we cracked it the shell was very thin which is very common in her eggs, it is bizarre though, her shells are always thin even though there is always grit - Zazzles' shells are soooo thick! :)
    I don't know....

    That's about all my news, I'm getting one egg a day currently, Babs it seems, is also on holiday. No eggs from the little ones. Seriously though if you are selling hens as POL at twenty weeks, don't you dare then tell me that it can take up to fifty for these two to lay, that is pure deception. POL should mean that these hens are going to lay, or will lay in the next few weeks NOT that they are going to need to double there age and then some before they are even close to laying.

    Both are over forty weeks and combs aren't even red, just a kind or pink when they hit fifty weeks I'm apologising in advance for the serious wrath I will unload. I love those girls but seriously, I JUST WANT MORE THAN AN EGG A DAY.

    It's over the line when I could have bought chicks and raised them and they would have layed faster than these two.

    Rant mode is offline.
     
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  3. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Araucana Selma at the grand age of 44 weeks, finally quit the holding out club and laid a beautiful turquoise egg, it's so beautiful, as we all know blue eggs as hard to photograph and this photo doesn't do it justice - it looks green rather than turquoise. I'm sooo happy :D Now peggy needs to quit the club too.
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  4. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Selma laid another beautiful egg, I am having them for breakfast tomorrow :) :
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    The photo makes them look much paler. :yiipchick
     
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    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Though babs may have given laying up
    The other girls didn't pass the buck
    And today with a bit of luck
    Peggy joined the layers club!
    Three, three!
    Finally enough for tea,
    Such a lovely pinkish Hue
    I hope she lays another too!

    Three eggs today as at the age of 47 weeks Peggy quit the holding out club, it is a lovely egg but it seems king of rougher than other eggs but I'm guessing that's just because it's her first, she got it in the nesting box too!

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    Peggy hasn't layed since, I think she was just proving she could :)

    Some pics of the girls (excluding Zazzles as she chose not to cooperate. :) )

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    What happy birds you have
     
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    Thankyou :)
     
  9. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post on another thread but I thought it was a nice little story about one of my first chickens Sophie xx :
    I had this situation with my crazy polish Sophie (she refused to sleep where she was supposed to), when we started out with chickens (2 exbats and her) we had a small coop and run iwhich became affectionately known as the eBay coop. She adored that coop.

    When we got the chicks when they got large enough they moved into the eBay coop as it had an isolated run in which they could get to know the others through the bars. The big girls were moved into a much larger and better made coop but at this point they free ranged and Sophie wanted her eBay coop back! How dare these new comers take her home away!

    Every night she would fall asleep on top of the eBay coop or as close as she could get to it and I would have to move her, if for what ever reason she couldn't fall asleep on the eBay coop that night she would sleep 8ft high in the bush next to it. Because I couldn't get her down or sometimes find her, when she did that she spent the night in the bush and she quickly decided that wasn't fun so remained sleeping on the eBay coop. Nothing deterred her, I clipped wings, moved her every night. She didn't care, she only thing that stopped her was a physical barrier. Then when we integrated the little girls to make the change easier we kept both coops open to whoever wanted to sleep their. The little ones slowly moved in with the exbats in the nice coop but Sophie remained in the eBay coop - she had missed her home.

    When we had losses and lost Sophie we used the eBay because we no longer had enough chickens to warrant the larger one, it kind of feels like it's in her memory x

    RIP Sophie xx My mad little hen
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  10. XxMingirlxX

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    Sorry I haven't posted in a while but it's only because I haven't had much to say!

    I was wrong about peggy, the pink egg was Babs', who has continued to lay sporadically. But today I found Peggy's real first ever egg! It's so small!!! It won't even fit in the egg holder so I have repurposed my ceramic chicken to hold Peggy eggs.

    Here are some pics of it compared to Zazzles' huge eggs :) :
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    I'm looking forward to cracking it open!

    In other news, it has been quite miserable all week but today it was lovely weather, all of the hens were sunbathing and dust bathing. <3

    Happy Holidays everyone; I hope you have a lovely long weekend whatever you are up to. :)
    ETA Just weighed it, it weighs roughly 40g <3
     
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