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Old 12-27-2007, 07:24 PM   #21
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I second what Rom said. That is so cool.

I've always wanted a few chickens, but DH says absolutely not. I do have friends who have chickens, and once and a while they share some fresh farm eggs with me.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:29 PM   #22
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Things to with eggs LOL

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Old 12-27-2007, 10:50 PM   #23
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How neat that you got your first egg!

As far as white/brown eggs go, it has been our experience that "city folk" will pay more for brown eggs and "country folk" won't pay as much for brown eggs.

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Old 12-28-2007, 12:10 AM   #24
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How neat that you got your first egg!

As far as white/brown eggs go, it has been our experience that "city folk" will pay more for brown eggs and "country folk" won't pay as much for brown eggs.

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Really?? we get both in the same carton i think, i don't even think i notice which colour it is lol
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:42 AM   #25
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Wow--congratulations Pacanis!! I can remember my 2 sisters and I fighting over who was going to have the care of feeding my Grandmother's chickens and finally she settled it by assigning us certain days---that ended all fighting but she forgot to say what days they were to take baths---the chickens----my sisters and I decided to give one of the hens a bath-----NOT A GREAT IDEA in hindsight------feathers and poop everywhere and the chicken was quite indignant to say the least......the expression on my Grandma's face was memorable....will never forget it.......frozen in time.....
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:20 AM   #26
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I got another one this morning. So fresh it was still warm. You might say I "interrupted her" I'm surprised she didn't jump off the nest.

Last night's Egg in a Frame. It just didn't seem right not eating it the same day.



My girls this morning eating their tomatoes. After one of the Buff Orps was done earning her keep

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Old 12-28-2007, 09:54 AM   #27
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I keep debating over getting a couple chickens, our neighbors across the road have a few.
i'm surprised that you don't have some already. chickens are notorious imperialists...



pacanis, d3 is vitamin d3. birds need vitamin d3 in conjunction with sunlight to be able to properly metabolize calcium in their diet. this is especially important for egg laying females since calcium get depleted from their bodies from the eggshells. if i get a coupla free minutes, i'll search to see if there's any specifications for chickens.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:01 AM   #28
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Egg-cellent! Well done!

The closest I'll get to hens laying eggs in a big city is...

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Old 12-28-2007, 10:02 AM   #29
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Thanks buckytom. I just checked their food and it is added as a supplement, so I guess I'm covered.
The shell was noticeably harder to crack on the side of the fry pan (although it was a small egg), but I'll keep an eye out if they might need more than what their food provides.
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:58 PM   #30
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I have chickens too. I love going out to the henhouse on a frosty afternoon, and picking up eggs that are still warm.

I usually do supplement with additional light, and haven't had any health problems with my girls.

The first eggs are usually smaller than later eggs, and the older the hens get, the bigger the eggs are. Sometimes mine don't fit in the cartons!

Here is puzzle for you--which end of the egg comes out first--the pointy end or the large end?
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