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Nan(TX)    Posted 11-30-2002 at 12:21:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Hi all,
These are a few of the eggs my girls laid this week. The dark speckled were laid by my Marans . I found one right after she left the nest. The greens are by my Easter Eggers from McMurray .The olive by my homegrown.

Nan(TX)    Posted 11-30-2002 at 19:25:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi all,
The link below is from the Marans Club of France. Here in the states we have breed for official character of the bird and have left out anything to do with egg color. However in France the original birthplace of the Maran they emphasizes more on egg color. I myself have a passion for colorful eggs . Every since I bought the book Extraordinary Chickens I feel in love with the incredible edible egg and the deferent coolers they came in .The Marans are tope of the food chain but Easter Eggers are no that deficit to find any more . The big hatchers have them and if memory is correct I may have purchased some of mine from the feed store/Ideal. The olive ones or my homegrown EE mix. If you have the time look at the eggs in the link .
Take care Nan

Dennis    Posted 11-30-2002 at 16:26:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Beutiful eggs and so clean looking.

Are there any penguins eggs in there? (Grin)

Nan(TX)    Posted 11-30-2002 at 13:55:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]

There are some who say that colored eggs have less cholesterol but there is no fact behind that statement. The eggs taste the same as all my farm eggs. If you have not tasted a farm fresh egg you may not like it . I love the taste and could never go back to store bought .

cowgirlj    Posted 11-30-2002 at 13:58:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Farm fresh are all I eat. We have 27 Rode Islands. I think I would like to get into the exotics just for the fun of it.

cowgirlj    Posted 11-30-2002 at 13:39:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wow! That is the coolest thing I've seen. They are beautiful. Are they etable like regualr eggs too, or are they flavored? :)

Nan(TX)    Posted 11-30-2002 at 13:37:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
First I am embarrassed to say that I donít know how many chickens I have because if I counted them I would not hatch any more eggs (more than 70). Yes you can receive chickens in the mail when a chick hatches it absorbs the yoke . The chick can survive for three days with out food are water . If you order chicks let me know and Iíll help you out as best as I can. I am a city girl myself and the closest I came to chicken was Sunday dinner when Mom would cook a proper meal. I received my first chicks from McMurray three days before 9/11 and was so grateful to God that they arrived before that infamous date. I never imagined how attach you can become to poultry .They are funny, loving ,cantankerous little fire brands. I have coffee with them in the morning and an adult beverage in the evening. They are great company.
Take care Nan

Terry-N-Mo    Posted 11-30-2002 at 13:19:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have you been playing with the Easter egg dye again? LOL. Just kidding. Those are some neat looking eggs. Never seen any that color.

Happy Holidays! Terry

Patria / PR    Posted 11-30-2002 at 12:59:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Nan, I would also be as proud as you are to show a pic as colorful as this one.

We live temporarily on a rented house because the house we own is being remade. I was cleaning the basement and found an old catalog for buying chickens, my son wanted to buy some 'exotic' kinds. I didn't remember we had that catalog, and he didn't get to buy anything anyway. My question is, do you really get to buy chickens through the mail?????[grin] And please, be kind with your answers.hehe and... I don't need anybody else to make me look like an ignorant farmer-wanna-be, THAT I Know how to do all on my own...LOL


Fawteen    Posted 11-30-2002 at 13:19:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, you can mail order chickens. I do it all the time. Not sure about shipping "overseas" but it shouldn't be a problem. Check the link, Murray McMurray has a "sampler pack" of unusual breeds.

Patria / PR    Posted 11-30-2002 at 13:33:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Fawteen, nice to 'see' you!

Thanks for the link. They have a 1-800 for questions relating to shipping if you live outside of the usa. And also a free Catalog.
I like the idea of the 'sample pack'.

Take Care

Ana    Posted 11-30-2002 at 12:49:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow, how pretty. Such an interesting combination. How many hens do you have?

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