New breeds to consider

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gpeters3, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. gpeters3

    gpeters3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I acquired a beautiful black hen but not sure what she is. I will be building a brood pen and buying some from TSC as soon as they get them in.

    Here are a pic of her and her eggs (green). Now i know where Dr Suess got his ideas :)

    Ok, im an idiot, where is the add pictire button?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Black hen, green eggs - she is very likely an Easter Egger. TSC here in NJ sells them, but they are sold as 'Americana'.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto Dat^^^^

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  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    A black hen with facial 'muff' and slate colored legs would be an Ameraucana. If she's got green legs, she's an Easter Egger hybrid. Mary
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Laying green eggs was the clue to it being an EE.
     
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    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    So true! Mary
     
  7. gpeters3

    gpeters3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TSC calls Americaunas(?) Easter eggers. I just bought 2 of each of rhode island red, aaustrolorp, black sex link, what ever you call them above (3) and a couple of others i cant remember so i now have 9 (10?) different breeds and, if they all live, ill have to give some away or build more space. My hope is to have as diverse a flock as possible for color and interest for the kids and us. My hens are just beginning to lay (so much for red light in winter) and im the only one eating eggs so they are producing more then i can eat :) Cant wait til the little ones start laying, might have to go into business selling eggs :)

    Anyway, i will have to build a run along the back of the barn this summer which means getting rid of a bunch of blocks and stone and making several trips to the dump with demolition etc.. Im so excited....(has to be done anyway) if i could figure out how to attach or embed a picture id show you my brood pen i just made :-([​IMG]
     
  8. gpeters3

    gpeters3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, ill try again (only gotnone picture)
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    Boy! This is tedious. Onlynletse add one pic at a time :-(
     
  9. gpeters3

    gpeters3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just remembered the other one, Leghorn so i have ausrtolorp, americauna, leghorn, black sex link, rhode island red, bared rock, isa red, whatever the black one is and a couple i dont know so maybe 10 different breeds now.
     

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