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Re: Gardens, Chickens, Fairy Ring

  • Subject: Re: Gardens, Chickens, Fairy Ring
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 16:15:17 -0500

Diana at the feed store here in town carries local (really local) eggs and
they are mostly browns, a few greens and the occasional white egg.  She
always saves me the great big ones 'cuz I love my eggs.  But the white ones
do look funny when you are used to the colored eggs.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 2:46 PM, Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, I dunno...this was my chickens first egg...and normally the
> first few eggs are small.  This was a medium to large size egg.  And
> they may not be as productive, which is fine with me.  I had leghorns,
> and my grandmother had leghorns.  It was the only chicken she ever
> raised.  Hated 'em.  They are MEAN and very aggressive.  But she lived
> in the panhandle of Oklahoma where winters are fierce...and they
> handle extreme weather temps really well.  Plus they are large hens,
> so they make good baking hens.  Wyandotte hens are very good layers,
> and can take extreme in temps.
>
>
> On 9/29/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
> > It's probably a marketing thing and a production thing. As I recall the
> eggs
> > tend to be small; hard to sell anything that's small. And the hens are
> > likely not as productive as white leghorn hens.
> >
> >
> > On Sep 29, 2009, at 11:51 AM, Catharine Carpenter wrote:
> >
> > > I think a fairy ring involves mushrooms. The eggs I get from a local
> > farmer occasionally involve green and pink. Love them. Wonder why they
> > aren't available in stores.
> > > Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> > >
> > > On Sep 29, 2009, at 1:38 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > > O.K., I am frantically trying to clean up all my gardens before
> winter
> > > > hits because if I don't, I will never want to get back into them
> again
> > > > when spring thaws everything out and I see what didn't get done!
> > > > Ughhh.
> > > > But anyway - yesterday I got my first blue/green chicken egg.  I
> > > > squealed.  I have four Ameraucana Chickens that I bought in early
> > > > spring.  They are called the "Easter Egg Chicken" because their eggs
> > > > will come in a variety of colors, cream, pink, blue, green.  Last
> > > > night I picked up my first one and it's a blue/green color.
>  Wheeeeee!
> > > > Can't wait to see what color the others lay.  If they lay a blue egg,
> > > > they will always lay eggs that color.  I think one of them is laying,
> > > > but I can't tell because it's a cream color.  My luck, to get a
> > > > colorful chicken that lays a cream colored egg.  But we'll see.  As
> my
> > > > Wyandotte start to thin out, I will replace my chickens with the
> > > > Ameraucanas.  They are really interesting little birds and have a
> > > > great disposition.
> > > > And last but not least...we had 18 days of rain in the last 27 days
> > > > (ughhhhh) and last week I had this circle of mushrooms in my back
> > > > yard.  A BIG circle.  Is that called a fairy ring?  Or is the fairy
> > > > ring a dark green circle of grass?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Jesse R. Bell
> > > >
> > > >
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> Jesse R. Bell
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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