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Old 12-27-2007, 02:17 PM   #11
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How cool!
I keep debating over getting a couple chickens, our neighbors across the road have a few.
I'm worried about being over-run with eggs is the problem, but I'm sure I'd have even less luck than you and get only 1 egg a week!
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:38 PM   #12
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Why don't you get them a trampoline so they'll lay scrambled eggs?
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:01 PM   #13
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The egg in a frame will have to wait until tonight or tomorrow, but heck yeah I'm going to take a pic For some strange reason I craved MacDonald's today for lunch.....

Someone on the chicken forum lives inside of city limits that don't allow chickens. I think it's all in your neighbors and whether or not the coop is an eye sore or not. And if you have a rooster Hens are quiet.

I've got them on layer food and there's oyster shell in their grit for Ca. I don't know what d3 is....., but it's a good shell so things must be OK. Plus I supplement with trimmings from making a salad or give them a little "Cone Brade" The snow has melted and they're sticll scratching around in the dirt for something, but not like in warm weather. Clover is supposed to be real good for yolks.
I'm not going to increase their daylight in the winter because that will burn them out quicker and it's been studied to lead to reproductive cancer. You're still supposed to get 1-3 per week, so I should have plenty for myself and if I want to give any away. If they don't decide to go on strike again.

I can't wait for egg # 2, but you're right....... there's nothing like that first one

Yeah,,,, a trampoline Maybe I can get one of those gadgets that scrambles the egg in the shell
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:11 PM   #14
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Your First Egg

W O W I think thats great and even a brown one at that. They tell me there is no difference between an brown egg and a white egg. Sorry everyone I can tell a difference when I eat them. Do you know how to tell wether your chickens will lay white or brown eggs? This is no jpke. If your chicken is going to lay white eggs she will have white ears and if she is going to lay brown eggs she will have brown ears.
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:14 PM   #15
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Would love to have some. We live out in the country but in a development - no farm animules. Oh well, maybe next house.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:36 PM   #16
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I didn't know that goodgiver. I knew I was going to get brown eggs because that's the two breeds I ordered; Silver Laced Wyandottes and Buff Orpingtons. Dual purpose chickens (meat or eggs) that do well in cold climates. My chicken friends think this egg came from a SL Wyandotte because it has a pointy end, but their first eggs aren't always "perfectly shaped" I'm told.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:48 PM   #17
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Well, today was the day! it's exciting stuff for me anyway.
that's the prettiest egg I've ever seen in my life. congrats 'dad'...
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Soon you'll have more than you can use. I hope you have lots of neighbors to share them with. :)
Oh me please, Christmas will be here in record time again and I'd love some for my eggnog 2008
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their first eggs aren't always "perfectly shaped" I'm told.
oh you just try giving birth to an eggpointy end or otherwise
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oh you just try giving birth to an eggpointy end or otherwise
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:52 PM   #19
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nice! congrats! I love farm fresh eggs,


well except when it comes to peeling hard boiled ones. ;) ;) those are tough!
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:01 PM   #20
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That's really cool! :)
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