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Re: Officially a Chicken Lady
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2018, 05:29:41 PM »
Nice coop and beautiful birds OrangeTxn

Welcome to the zany world of keeping chickens. They can be quite entertaining.
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Re: Officially a Chicken Lady
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2018, 09:17:51 PM »
Very nice Orange,

I hope you enjoy the chickens and receive the bounty of the eggs.
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Re: Officially a Chicken Lady
« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2018, 02:19:07 PM »
Very nice Orange. You will enjoy this much more than you know. My older ones Rhode Island Red, Buff Orphinton & Black Sexlink have been laying since the end of July. The other two are Dominequer sisters and they have just started laying. I'm to post my most recent pics. Having trouble with the sizing. Stay tuned. LOL

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Re: Officially a Chicken Lady
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2018, 04:35:55 AM »
Today was a record setting day for our 6 chickens. They laid 3 eggs - the most so far in one day, and it included our first Bantam egg (on the left). The birds are still young and just starting to lay, so we're pretty excited.  Go, yardbirds, go 👍🏻😀🥚

Note: the Bantam egg is roughly 2/3 the size of the other eggs; it just appears larger due to the angle of the pic.
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

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Re: Officially a Chicken Lady
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2018, 06:20:14 AM »
Soon you will inundated with eggs  and that is a good thing.
I didn't realize a Bantam egg was that large. I may have to consider them with my next run of birds.
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Re: Officially a Chicken Lady
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2018, 04:04:36 PM »
Maggie - the angle of the first pic makes the bantam egg look larger than it really is.  Here's a better pic showing the sizes of the different eggs I'm getting.  From top to bottom:  a Bantam egg, an Easter Egger egg and a Silver Laced Wyandotte egg.  Oh, and today was another 3 egg day, with the Easter Egger laying her first egg :)
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Re: Officially a Chicken Lady
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2018, 04:09:21 PM »
Thanks for the follow up picture. Now I can see it is quite small in comparison to the others.
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Re: Officially a Chicken Lady
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2018, 10:10:57 PM »
OT.... I am thinking about adding some Easter Eggers to my flock when I get home and was wondering what their temperament was like and how well they get along in a mixed flock?

I currently raise Australorps and they are pretty mild natured, well until you put a watermelon in their run then they are like a pack of Raptors....lol
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Re: Officially a Chicken Lady
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2018, 05:21:30 AM »
Tangental

Sorry for the belated reply.  We have a single Easter Egger along with 3 Silver Laced Wyandottes and 2 Bantams.  Your mileage may vary, but our Easter Egger gets along just fine with the others.  They were all raised together, though, so I don't know if that makes a difference. 
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Re: Officially a Chicken Lady
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2018, 05:22:16 AM »
It's a tight fit, and it's not exactly the best side to take a photo of, but even the chickens can teach a simple lesson in life - like compromise. When you both want to use the same nesting box, you don't fight over it, you just squeeze in and make it work. Of course, there was an empty box next door, so they're not the sharpest tools in the shed, but at least they're willing to share 😉🐔
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Re: Officially a Chicken Lady
« Reply #50 on: March 06, 2018, 06:25:08 AM »
They make do.  :)

We have one of our 19 hens that will fly out of their pen and jump into a big flower pot that she pulled the plants out of months ago.  She will lay her egg and then wait by out back door until someone comes out to open the gate for her to go back into the pen.  She can fly out by getting on top of a hoop shelter but there is nothing to aid her getting back in.

She is our only chicken with a name - E.D. (Egg Delivery)
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Re: Officially a Chicken Lady
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2018, 04:35:40 AM »
Our first egg with no shell, and I'm confident it was laid by our Easter Egger.  From what I've read, there are a variety of reasons this can happen, but the most likely in our case is stress.  We had a storm two nights ago that had quite a bit of loud thunder.  The hens are also young, new layers, so that could be a factor, too. We feed a high-calcium, Purina, layer feed and provide oyster shell as a supplement, so I don't think dietary issues are a problem. Regardless, everyone laid perfect eggs yesterday, so it's likely an interesting, but one time fluke. 
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