Newbie from Martinsville,Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChixyChix, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. ChixyChix

    ChixyChix New Egg

    Dec 27, 2016
    I am new to owning chickens but I love it! I have 5 hens and I built my own coop this past summer for them. The first two hens (Black Sex Link, I think) started laying late October and then my Easter Egger and the two Wheaten Marans started laying in Decemer. I am getting large light brown eggs, large dark brown eggs, and green eggs. I am having so much fun! Would love to increase my flock this coming spring so looking for some local possibilities because the shipping costs are outrageous. If any one knows what I really have in my flock, please chime in!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Nice healthy looking birds - glad that you are enjoying them. EE, black sex link - not certain about the two red birds. I do not think they are marans - do they lay extremely dark colored eggs ?
  3. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, welcome to BYC! Glad you joined our flock! The first picture, i'm pretty sure you have an Easter Egger, (EE) or amerucana. 2nd is a black sex link, and chicken in the back, maybe a red sex link?
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2016
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under ChixyChix [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, I am not good at breed types. Your flock is very beautiful though.

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  5. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] You can post your photos at "what breed or gender is this," to discover who is laying what color eggs, etc.
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Chixychix, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Fine looking flock! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Howdy! So glad you stopped by!
  9. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  10. ChixyChix

    ChixyChix New Egg

    Dec 27, 2016
    The eggs are not super dark, but they are a darker brown the the sex linked eggs. They were hatched at the local elementary school and given to me so they may be a mixed breed hen.

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