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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 7hensnchessie, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. 7hensnchessie

    7hensnchessie New Egg

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    Hi, I have 7 pullets. I have 3 red sex links, and was supposed to have 4 barred rocks, but the 4th is (I believe) actually a black Australorp! I had 4 sex links, but one chick passed away right off the bat. Anyways, they have just started laying! I think that two of the red sex links are my layers and we are consistently getting 2 eggs a day for a week now. They all are early-mid September pullets. It is so exciting to go out and have eggs to grab now; my kids just love it! I've decided I want some more spring ones to raise and have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of amercaunas at our local farm store. They were due to arrive today, but didn't come in. I'm hoping for tomorrow and so are the kiddos. Anywho, looking forward to learning much more from others! Thanks for reading!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Australorps lay a brown egg. What color eggs are you finding?
     
  3. 7hensnchessie

    7hensnchessie New Egg

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    [​IMG] these are some of the eggs we have gotten since they started laying (the white ones are leftover store bought). I will get a photo of the one I suspect is an Australorp tomorrow! She is black with a greenish tint to her feathers. I came to the conclusion by looking at chicken breed photos, so, you know, I'm super educated on the subject ;)
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I hope that by the time you read this you are in possession of your new little chicks.

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. 7hensnchessie

    7hensnchessie New Egg

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    Thanks for all the information; I appreciate it!
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You are most welcome [​IMG]

    CT
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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