New member in Shawnee, KS

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gardeninggirlie, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. gardeninggirlie

    gardeninggirlie New Egg

    Aug 28, 2016
    We're very excited over here! Our first ever egg came on Friday! Momma, our olive egger laid a small perfect little olive egg and another on Saturday! She is supposed to be an Ameraucana/French black copper marans cross but to me she looks like a small cuckoo marans. She's half the size of her hatch mate Penny who may be the one who laid a light brownish speckled egg today! Our egg basket is getting more colorful by the day.

    So we have 2 olive Eggers (one confirmed olive layer so far)24 wks old, a Barred Rock 20 wks old, Hybrid Black Sexlink 19 wks old, Welsummer 18.5 wks old, Lavender Orpington 18 wks old, and 3 Crested Cream Legbars 12 wks old. I wanted a colorful egg basket, thought the kids would get a kick out of all the colors!

    We seemed to wait forever for that first egg but really, it wasn't long at all. Momma turned 24 wks a day after she laid [​IMG]
    Momma's first egg -
    Penny's the orange one-
    Momma is the dark grey one in front-
    We've since sold off the young Lavender Orpington cockerels.
    Our backyard coop-

    I didn't expect a speckled egg today, figuring our Welsummer is still too young to lay. I suppose if Momma and Penny are part Marans of some kind, there's the chance of speckled eggs there.

    Thanks for reading, sharing in my excitement, and any input or speculations are happily received!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Congrats on your first egg - always a happy day! You have a great looking coop and I'm sure that you girls are happy campers!

    Best wishes
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from a fellow Kansan and :welcome. Happy you signed up. Always great to see fellow Sunflower Staters on BYC. Love your coop! It's like a chicken Taj Mahal! Best wishes to you and your flock! :)
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
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    You have such a nice little flock..and I love your coop and run!
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. Beautiful birds and lovely coop!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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