Should I buy eggs or wait it out?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by okallthis4eggs, May 25, 2012.

  1. cheeka

    cheeka Shutter Bug

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    they made it a few hours ago, right on time! Mylee was thrilled with all the changes around here - the adorable new roosters, all the new chicks... but she was really amazed at how big the 12 week old pullets are! Of course, she and Chester are already best buds, we took a great long walk together, he caught several scents and was really excited... and therefore, so was Mylee! we had a great pork chop supper with fresh baby asparagus and rice... blueberries for dessert... and are now watching Disney's Peter Pan. I have pictures to download, may get to it tonight.

    ended the day with 12 Eggs! love those girls!
     
  2. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations......I'm sure your having a blast. Inspired me to give my son hell to get my grandson up here to see me. Have fun[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

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    What a wonderful time you're already having with Mylee! So happy for you that she got to come for another visit. She is becoming quite the seasoned traveler.

    7 and 1/3 (<<--Serama) eggs for us today. [​IMG] Broody Poppy got to get out of her cage for cherries, lettuce, and a dust bath. I had to close the coop so she wouldn't get back on the nest, but then Grumpus complained loudly at not being able to get in, so it's opened now. Have to go get Broody Poppy off the nest (I'm sure she's back on by now) for another hour or so until dark. She spends the night in the coop on the nest [​IMG] . I wait until after dark to put her up on a roost, but she blindly jumps down and finds the box in the dark. It is pathetic to hear all the thrashing she does, so I'll just let her find her way at dusk with the rest of the girls tonight so she doesn't hurt herself.


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    I wasn't complaining. Just telling you we were locked out and I didn't like that and you should let us back in, right now, and not lock us out again because I don't like it, so there!


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    Ahhh, this is where I belong. Don't touch me..... !



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    Monkey the EE looks pretty ratty right now. Her poor head and beard have been badly abused by my rooster-ish Leghorn hen. Still, I think Roadkill Broody wins the prize. You sure she doesn't have mange or something? [​IMG]

    Edit: Oops, saw your explanation about RK Broody after I posted this.
     
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  5. cheeka

    cheeka Shutter Bug

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    this afternoon, in order to get the 12 weeks olds back into the dome... I had to open the door to Peach, and take them from there. but during the day, they ranged with the flock in new areas. I thought they might retreat straight to the lilac near Mama's pen, so I was proud of them.

    I didn't do the pictures... too much activity... Mylee enjoyed clipping Chester's leash on and off. which meant I had to take him out a few times. OK, I hope your grandson comes to visit really soon!
     
  6. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor kid! I probably would have done the same thing. At least, hopefully, if she has her own "flock" maybe she can be top hen. I thought she was just over worked by a rooster. Maybe finding her a bantam rooster and just let the two of them live happily.
     
  7. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. unkljim

    unkljim Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like your opinions. We got some bantams this spring and they should start laying in another few weeks or so. Some have told us their eggs are too small to eat, and other people say it just takes more of them. What do you all think. The bantams we got are EEs, Welsummers, and Silkies. So, will we be able to eat the eggs, or will they be too small?

    Thanks and have a great night.
     
  9. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wishing4Wings will answer your question unkljim. She has those type chickens or similar. I have no experience with bantams. Thanks for joining us.
     
  10. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, maybe she's slightly unsteady and needs some mood stabilizing meds?
    I eat my bantams eggs
     

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