Went to shovel poop, got a surprise!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cjstanman, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. cjstanman

    cjstanman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First egg from one of my girls! I have 3 BRs and 1 Black Australorp who are literally 20 weeks + 2 days old. Not sure who did the deed but that sure made shoveling the poop a lot easier, lol! It's kind of a weird gray/green color - I thought BRs made brown eggs, so maybe it's the other one, I don't know.

    What's funny is I had been contemplating making them a different kind of nest box. They're in an A-frame chicken tractor with just a square foot box that has a 4" tall edge. Didn't seem to phase them at all - the egg was actually IN there. [​IMG]

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  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations on the first egg! [​IMG] That's always exciting.
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:Those birds do lay brown eggs. Maybe you have easter egger blood in there, cuz it sure looks green to me.
     
  4. cjstanman

    cjstanman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    Maybe you have easter egger blood in there, cuz it sure looks green to me.

    Me too. Well, this will be fun to see what else comes out, ha ha! Here's a pic of the suspect at 15 weeks - she's mostly black but has turquoise in some of her feathers.

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  5. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BAs also lay brown eggs...My BAs eggs are a little darker and smoother than the BRs were.
     
  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first egg [​IMG]
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    two of my BA crosses lay green eggs.

    that is a way better surprise shoveling poop than one would usually expect! [​IMG]
     
  8. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congratulations!
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Congratulations of your first eggs!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. cjstanman

    cjstanman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, everybody! This is turning out to be a fun adventure. [​IMG]
     

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