Congratulations on the eggs! I love it when new layers will start in the winter when so many chickens start to slack off when the days get shorter. They need that daylight.
I love having hens, my kids still get excited every time they collect the eggs, especially when they get those green ones from the easter eggers.
I can't wait for my ameraucanas to start laying those pretty blue eggs.
The first time my son found a green egg in the nestbox I thought something bad had happened, he was screaming and running through the yard towards the house.
I went running out and he hands me a green egg.Thats what the yelling was all about, he was so excited.
Are you going to be selling your eggs?
I had never planned to, it was just for us to raise some chickens but now that I have so many I have to do something with them. I give away eggs to anyone that will take them but some people insist on paying for them.
My 6 year old son has his own little egg selling business with his own customers. I got him his own chickens and he has been such the little chicken farmer ever since.
Even his principal buys a dozen eggs from him every friday.
I should be able to sell some "rainbow" eggs this spring when the black copper marans start laying those coppery chocolate looking ones.
I'll have white, chocolate, blue, green and the regular brown.
If you don't already have some colored egg layers you might want to get some, its alot of fun having those colored eggs and people really enjoy getting them.
Good deal selling roosters period never mind the price, I have to give mine away and even then you gotta practically beg someone to take them off your hands.
There are always free ones listed everywhere and at the swaps, so you did really good. That will get you a good amount of feed.
I am not allowed to have roosters here so I just gave away 4 really gorgeous guys.
Good luck with the chickens, glad you are enjoying them.