NY chicken lover!!!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by peggym, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    I have had Golden Comets, lay lots of eggs but a few died from being egg bound and the other never lived very long. Black Australorps are our absolute favorite and most reliable layers of HUGE eggs. Our oldest are 6+ years old and yes I do think we may get an egg from them every once in a while. They start out laying medium sized eggs but then will progressively get larger the older they get. Our old girls are laying XL-Jumbo weight eggs or bigger. I have a metal scale and it bottoms out on most.
     
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Well I did have a barred EE. Must have been the Lav Amr roo and Dominique hen. Anyhow she laid a white egg. I never had a whitle egg laying hen in the lot. The Del EE cross laid a brown egg.

    It's my understanding that a Maran roo to a Blue/green laying hen creates an Olive egger. Which is where I'm headed. My marans hens lay a better than large egg. This is the size I hope to have in all my hens.
     
  3. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do have a separate pen with trap nests. I have ordered 24 buckeye eggs and want to fill the incubator with eggs from my best hens only. The pen with the tap nests is under snow and I don't want to work that hard to get it up and running for 6 eggs to fill the incubator. All the buckeye eggs look the same to me, so it will be catch as catch can!!
     
  4. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you use regular vegetable dye?
     
  5. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Heni won eggs at Tabs chicken party last year.
     
  6. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting. I know for a fact (cuz I went to the breeders house to pick up the birds) that my OE was made with a Ameruacana roo over a Marans hen. So I guess it works both ways? Or she was feeding me a line of bull (which I would beleive after what I found out about the rest of the birds I bought, at top dollar, from her) But I did meet the Marans hen and supposed roo that was the Daddy of my OE while I was there. (Also saw the beautifully dark brown eggs that the Momma laid. Boy would I love to have those eggs)
     
  7. miquwid

    miquwid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to owning chickens and I'm from Rochester NY, I alreay did my paperwork for my permit and I'm waiting for it come in the mail. I built my coop out of scraps, and I had a lot of fun doing so that I'm building two more coops for about 4 more chickens and 2 muscovy ducks. Right now I have 6 Amber link chicks that are 5 days old. I seem to have a problem with poopy butt but was told of a remedy. My girls very active and eat well. I clean their digs everyday and wash my hands before and after handling, and I want to handle them a lot to keep them friendly and docile. Any advice is greatly appreciated! thanks so much
     
  8. ChickPrincess

    ChickPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tie-dyed Easter eggs! [​IMG]
    I bought tetra tint chicks last year at TSC. Supposedly, they were bred specifically for TSC. I'd never heard of them otherwise. I have 7 hens. 5 lay large brown eggs, comparable in size to my producers. The other two (and they both happen to have gray legs) lay large to x-large green eggs. One is green, the other is a pretty teal green. If you're looking for green eggs, see if TSC has tetra tints again this year and get the chicks that have gray legs. [​IMG]
    Exactly what I needed to know. Thanks! I've been getting worried, since the other hens have laid large eggs from the beginning. I hate being patient.
    Ro-cha-cha makes you get a permit? C'mon down to Canandaigua. No permits needed. [​IMG] (at least in the town, I don't know about the city). Welcome!

    Made the angel food cake recipe tonight. Waiting for it to cool now. Did I mention I hate being patient? Strawberries and whip cream ready to rock!
     
  9. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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  10. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

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    One of the two hatching eggs that made it (idiot broody trashed the others) turned out to be a beautiful EE cockerel. I'll have to get a photo of him. He's very pretty, and is a really nice-tempered bird.
     

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