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#1 2013-10-27 03:47:09

yardbirds
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From: just north of Yorkton, Sk.
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Eight Eggs in Nine Days

I just love the productivity of EOs.  Got my first egg on the 18th, she took the 19th off and has laid an egg every morning since.  7 days in a row, shiny, large, and clean.  :jumping:  :EO:  Just waiting for the 2nd one to start up.      8 eggs    in 9 days is        A W E S O M E   :thumbsup:

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urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#2 2013-10-27 10:48:02

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

:cheer: Way to go EO!!!  :cheer:

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#3 2013-10-27 13:28:26

Maggiesdad
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

:wine: :jumping:

clean nest box + clean feet = clean eggs :)

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#4 2013-10-27 15:20:07

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

My EO girls have decided that they all like to cram into the nest boxes at night, soooooo that means they poop in there and then during the day lay their eggs in there.  I have been washing a lot of eggs :sick: :stomp:

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#5 2013-10-27 21:35:19

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

Flat Rock Farm, which of your boys is that in your Avatar?


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#6 2013-10-27 22:59:39

gubi
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

:congrats: I got my first olive egg tonight from Welsummer x EE hen.  She looks just like a Welsummer except for her beard and pea comb.  My EO pullets are a little younger still.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#7 2013-10-27 23:21:24

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

Micah and Kiah wrote:

Flat Rock Farm, which of your boys is that in your Avatar?

He is from my eggs hatched from a gal in Eastern Ontario.  She gave me permission to post the pictures that she sent to me.  She is lucky he is going to be a nice looking fellow.  I hatched out 1 rooster in my last hatch that I am thinking of keeping he seems like he is going to be a good one!!! ;)

Hey gubi :congrats: on getting your first olive egg!!  :jumping:

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#8 2013-10-28 14:36:30

gmb
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

:thumbs: yardbirds
:thumbs: gubi
Nice boy Flat Rock!

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#9 2013-11-18 23:31:29

yardbirds
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From: just north of Yorkton, Sk.
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

Just an update on my wonderful EOs.

The first one to lay started on Oct 18th and has laid 28 eggs in 32 days.  The longest stretch was 11 days in a row.  Today, the 2nd EO (blondie) laid her first egg.  She was checking out the nest yesterday and holy moley what a depression she digs for herself... :lol:  I had previously posted that the 2nd EO had laid a shell-less egg but I am now convinced it was the barnevelder who has since been dispatched.  This makes EO#2 32 weeks and 5 days old and is a little late starting but my first ever EO that I had was roughly the same age and she proved to be an awesome layer.  :jumping:  I am so pleased.  EO eggs are big, shiny, clean and have excellent shell quality.  :thumbsup:


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#10 2013-11-18 23:37:27

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

Wow that is great Allen!!!  :EO:

I bet the reason that your other girl is slower to start is going into the fall/winter season with the shorten daylight hours.  I know I have pullets that should be laying yet and are not because of it I am sure.

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#11 2013-11-18 23:58:29

yardbirds
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

Could be...they are both from the same hatch and are the same age.  So all 5 of my pullets are laying and the only one on vacation is the 2.5 yr old EE.  I am so impressed with the size and shell quality of EO eggs. The Welsummers and the Ameraucanas eggs are fine, the shells are not weak by any means its just that the EO eggs seem stronger or thicker  :huh:  :EO:


and here is a pic of todays bounty.  :eat:

http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q538/yardbirds23/HPIM15052_zpscb7f9d78.jpg

Last edited by yardbirds (2013-11-19 00:33:18)


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#12 2013-11-19 16:54:10

debbiej
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

Both my EO pullets are laying ,but not everyday. My  8 older gals are not laying  good. Not one egg yesterday :(  Some days 2 or 3 eggs some days 1. I have lights on in both coops. 
I find egg shell quality has a lot to do with how many treats the girls get and what sorts. If I've been feeding a whole lot of fruits and vegetables the shells are softer.   The egg size is always good, my EO egg color is quite light.

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#13 2013-11-19 17:10:01

poplar girl
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

I find that for all my older birds day length is key. 14 hours seems to be the magic number. This applies to dorkings, easter eggers and EOs in my case.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#14 2013-11-19 20:47:30

riverbendfarm
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

Agree 100%

I put lights on and lo! They lay eggs!


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#15 2013-11-19 22:12:07

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

Hey Chad!!!!  It's been awhile :hi:

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#16 2013-11-23 02:23:46

riverbendfarm
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From: Baker Settlement, Nova Scotia
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

Hehe yes indeed. I've been extremely busy this summer/fall. I have selected 2 roosters from your eggs for breeders this year (Notorious BIG and Number2 the spare). They are both beautiful boys. The hens are looking lovely as well, and laying now regularly. I plan to begin my hatches for myself at Christmas time in order to have mature birds faster next year. It took a while for my pullets to come into lay this fall, and for the longest time I had only enough eggs for my family and was feeding 80 birds. Very frustrating. They are coming around now though. I like that your birds are very uniform in size, colour and temperament. It shows the work you've done in selecting your breeders. I'm very pleased with them. :love:


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#17 2013-11-23 17:21:55

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

I am so glad that you are pleased with them, I'm not into the genetic stuff but I have tried hard to follow and choose for traits that come close to the SOP.   Would love to see :pics:

Sorry Allen, post hijack :oops:

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#18 2013-11-24 01:14:35

yardbirds
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From: just north of Yorkton, Sk.
Registered: 2012-07-09
Posts: 334

Re: Eight Eggs in Nine Days

:gunslinger:


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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