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Here are some very happy chickens eating last night's left over tilapia.

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Comment by Elizabeth on March 3, 2012 at 12:05pm

HI George,

The black and white one is a bard rock named Juliette.  She is really old - like six, and still lays eggs.  The black ones are copper-black marans.  They lay really dark brown eggs.  The light brown ones come from  EE and BA hen's crossed with a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana rooster. They lay bluish-green eggs.   Their father rooster came from http://www.signaturefeathers.com/wheaten/wheaten.html.  With the exception of two, the hens all hatched out last spring and we raised them from chicks.  And roo is short for rooster.  I'm trying to get rid of him because he just started to crow.  He's pretty nice by rooster standards.

Comment by George on March 3, 2012 at 11:35am

Is that a Barred Rock or Dominiker?  We have Barred Rocks and they do a good job of consuming lots of garden greens and producing eggs.  You did a great job on the coop and run.  What is a Roo?  

Comment by Elizabeth on March 3, 2012 at 10:45am

Here are some of my chickens (and a roo) eating last night's left over tilapia.  Yum Yum.  They lay eggs with orange yolks when I feed them fish.  The light brown girls lay green-shelled eggs.

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