I walked into the chicken coop Friday morning and was nearly giddy: there in the corner was a little brown egg.
No one took the credit for the egg, so I'm not sure which one of the pullets was responsible. I thanked all of the girls profusely.
We have fourteen pullets in the coop. We bought the four black sex-links, two Dominiques and two speckled Sussex together as day-old chicks. The four buff orpingtons are four weeks younger, and the two buff brahmas are two weeks younger than the orpingtons.
Black sex-links are a cross between a Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire Red rooster and a Barred Plymouth Rock female. The chicks can be sexed by their color as soon as they hatch: their color is linked to their gender so they are called sex-links.
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