Pictures of my girls and first eggs!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by m3talfingers, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. m3talfingers

    m3talfingers Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all, I have a few pictures I wanted to share.

    Henny Penny, my ameraucana/ee you can see she has a beautiful full beard, slate legs, but her color and egg colors are not ameraucana standard

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    First eggs, 3 brown from big birtha, and 1 green from henny penny

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    Another shot of henny penny

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    Here is a picture of the coop. I keep some laying mash, fresh water, and a bag of oyster shell in the lower portion. The upper portion is where they sleep and has a roost, 1 nesting box, and an easy access flip down door for the box in the back of the coop.

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    And here are my girls at 7 days old. They grow up so fast!

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    Thanks for looking!, got my first eggs 2 days ago and the girls are almost 6 months old
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    What a fabulous beard that hen has!
     
  3. m3talfingers

    m3talfingers Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha thanks! I am very proud of her beard but I feel like sometimes she gets a little embarrassed. I'm a happy father!
     
  4. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh there baby picture is so cute! I have an EE named Hetty that looks a lot like Henny Penny! [​IMG]
     
  5. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Henny is gorgeous!!! Gotta figure out how to squeeze one of those in [​IMG]
     
  6. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pic one is WOW. I think you should add it to the stink eye thread. LOL
     
  7. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my 4 week hen laying her first egg! Haha, I took the picture because it was exciting to see her FINALLY in the hen house and about 1/2 hour later there was an egg!

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  8. KarenP

    KarenP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have 2 beautiful girls!! I'm new to this chicken craze, so if you don't mind me asking "What do the chickens do with oyster shells? "

    Karen
     
  9. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the calcium helps with strengthening the eggs.
     
  10. m3talfingers

    m3talfingers Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the replies, citychick, I went ahead and added pic 1 to the stink eye thread lol. Also the oyster shell is there to help with shell production, they don't eat much of it. I use star feeds mash and I'm pretty sure they fortify their feeds with calcium. The shells on my girls eggs are really thick.
     

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