New to BYC!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sixpackmom, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Sixpackmom

    Sixpackmom New Egg

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    My husband and I bought six chicks (hence my username) from TSC in March. We were told we have Leghorns. All six are white. My husband always had chickens growing up but this a new experience for me but I am excited. Just this week the hens started laying! Only question is we are getting light brown eggs and white eggs! I don't think they are all Leghorns.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    One reason that you may be getting white eggs and brown eggs is that you may have White Plymouth Rocks as well as White Leghorns. These two breeds look similar, but the Rocks are generally a little larger and have red earlobes.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    Leghorns should lay white eggs. If yours are laying brown eggs, then they probably aren't leghorns. Could you post some photos of them?
     
  4. Sixpackmom

    Sixpackmom New Egg

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    I will post some pictures but I'm new to the site so bear with me.
     
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  7. Sixpackmom

    Sixpackmom New Egg

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    Ok, thanks for the information. I will get pictures and look at their earlobes. What color earlobes do the Leghorns have?
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Howdy from SC!
     
  9. wchepooh

    wchepooh Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! From Sc!
     
  10. Sixpackmom

    Sixpackmom New Egg

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    Thanks! I can already see I'm going to enjoy being a part of BYC!
     

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