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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bobbies Chicks, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Bobbies Chicks

    Bobbies Chicks New Egg

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    Hi everyone, I'm Bobbie. I have had chickens for a little over one year. I have Americanas? Easter eggers? My 5 hens lay some green, some pale blue and one lays champagne pink. Every now and then I get an egg that is bantam small or smaller. One was small enough to fit into a plastic green easter egg. I keep the plastic egg in one nest because all the chicks were trying to lay eggs under my hen that was brooding trying to hatch some fertile eggs. This spring I got 6 babies hens free just by purchasing 50 lb of chick starter. They are leghorns I think. I made the mistake of putting them under Tarbaby my broody hen before her 21 days were up. So she got off the nest. Only one of the eggs had hatched. When I got rid of all the other eggs there were about 8 of the 13 that had babies in them. I'll know better next time.
     
  2. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Hi, and :welcome

    Good to have you join us! :)
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! We are glad to have you.

    If your "Americaunas" lay any color besides blue, then they are Easter Eggers. True Ameraucanas are much harder to find and will only ever lay a blue egg; they will also be prefixed by a specific color, e.g. "Wheaten" or "Blue."
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the BYC flock
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!

    So glad you could join our community!

    Make yourself at home here and ask any questions you may have.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours! :)
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - glad that you've joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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

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