New egg, but not the blue egg I was expecting-UPDATE got a blue egg!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Happy Chooks, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I went out to the coop today to refill waterers, and notice a chicken nesting in the shavings. (not the nesting box) Could it be?.........maybe a blue egg coming? NOPE. The BCM girl beat the Ameraucana's to it. She is 19 1/2 weeks and the 4 Ameraucana's are almost 23 weeks.

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    And the girl that laid it:
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    And while I was at it, I took pics of the freeloaders.

    Yummmm, this apple tree looks tasty, think she'll notice?
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    Who me? I wasn't doing anything, really I'm not. Just standing here looking pretty.
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    Just chilling. (I think she'll be the first to lay me a blue egg)
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  2. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful girls. Beautiful egg, too. I'm hoping for one just like that!....
     
  3. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful egg & gorgeous chickens.. [​IMG] Come on blue egg!!
     
  4. St-Hubert

    St-Hubert Chicken Convert

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    Have to concur.....pretty egg and pretty layer!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Wow, what a rich brown color! Makes me want to get a cup of coffee and an egg sandwich!
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks. Maybe tomorrow she'll work on getting it in the nest box and not under the roost in the poopy shavings.

    Here's another shot of her egg once I got it out of the coop:
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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Guess I'll have to trim her poofy butt. Just noticed in the picture, she's not clearing the feathers while doing her business. [​IMG]
     
  8. St-Hubert

    St-Hubert Chicken Convert

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    Now, that's from a BCM.....which is Black Copper Maran? (relative newbie, just want to make sure). That is a gorgeous brown egg. I have two Welsummers that won't start laying for quite awhile, and I am looking forward to the dark chocolate and mottled eggs.

    I have to agree with Theoldchick....makes me want another cup of coffee and some breakfast!
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    The black hen with wattles is not an EE or Amerucuana, it looks more like possible a Black Copper Maran....by any chance did you have some Marans? It does not look like Black Australorp tho.
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, the egg and the girl in the top 2 pics is my Black Copper Marans. (she doesn't have a lot of coppering, but it's there.....just doesn't show up in the photo well) I just wasn't expecting an egg from her since she's 3 weeks younger than my pure Ameraucana's. But she decided to beat them to it. The pictures of the freeloaders under my apple tree, with the muffs and beards are my pure Ameraucana's.
     
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