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I have eggs! The chickens are laying again, after about a 2 month sabbatical! About 8 in the last week, 2 yesterday alone! It is so nice to see a real egg fry in a pan again!

-- Christine in OK (, January 18, 2002


Did your moma teach you to share?!!

-- mitch hearn (, January 18, 2002.

We are thrilled our little bantam hens lay so well also-----but we have got to go visit our children & take them eggs & take more to church with us on Sunday & give away--we have eggs everywhere----I have fixed everything I know to fix with eggs-----& those sweet little hens just keep laying & singing---& we keep eating more eggs!!!!! Praise God!!

-- Sonda (, January 18, 2002.

Mitch we were posting at the same time----if you were close I'd send over a few dozen!!!

-- Sonda (, January 18, 2002.

Mitch, if you can use that superior male brain (LOL) of yours to figure out how I could safely ship eggs to you once in awhile, I'd be pleased to do so. My girls have also picked up again and I have way too many eggs lately..nobody here to buy them until the weather warms up....aside from the sarcasm about your brain, I am serious..I'm sure my husband will unchain me from the kitchen sink long enough to go to the post office.....LOL.....

-- lesley (, January 18, 2002.

Sonda, what breed of bantams do you have? We had a little RIR bantam we adored, but she only layed seasonally. It'd be nice to have some that layed well.

-- mary (, January 18, 2002.

Mitch, where were you last summer when I was threatening to feed the extras to the dog?

-- Christine in OK (, January 19, 2002.

Anybody raise white Leghorns?? Seems most homesteaders raise the brown chickens. (Have 15 year old granddaughter who, along with friend, sends for just about every exotic chicken she can think of.)

Well, got to thinking about how my grandfather raised Leghorns. His main cash crop was the cherry orchard, but he also sold eggs. My mother explained how he had trays of sprouting grains with burlap along counter by windows. Also, he grew kale for animals in winter. (Lots we can learn.)

Anyway, read that even with commercial brown eggs there is some Leghorn in the breeding (there are brown Leghorns) because they are simply great producers.

Lady at feed store tried to talk us out of buying them, said they are too flighty -- which they are. Anyway, that's all we have now. No more setty hens that you have to fight for the eggs. They weigh less, so you're not feeding those big bodies. If you kill/eat your chickens then you'd want meaty birds. We just want EGGS.

-- HV (, January 22, 2002.

Dah!!--I'm sorry -- Mary--- I'm sorry /I just now read your question to me--

Well you name it & I have them-- & then mixes!!!! I have a lot of silkies & silky mixes---

If I can find my paper I'll be able to tell you some of the kinds--- the girl at the feed store gets in all sorts in the spring---what she has left over---we buy at a better rate--then we hatch more of the eggs---so we have all sorts & then of coarse mixes!! If I wanted to keep them pure I'd have to seprate them all--& they are little characters & the all free-range-spoiled rotten----

All I have to do is open the back door & they all come running to see what I'm doing or what I have for them----they are a mess---but I love them!!!!

And we eat eggs every meal----give them away----& our grandchildren--- -don't know what a full sized egg looks like! ha! We get brown eggs---green eggs & white eggs----& of coarse they are all small----my pullet's eggs are really small---

We do so enjoy them----some people have rose gardens---I have chickens!!! I love them!!!!!!

-- Sonda (, January 22, 2002.

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