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We currently have 28 chickens and 3 roosters. Mostly Australorp, but also some Wyandotte and a few retired oldies. They're currently spread out over two permanent coops and 2 movable ones.

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Chicks in their nesting boxes
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Eggs laid
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Eggs collected
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Eggs placed in storage trays
Eggs placed in storage trays
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Right now, I have 17 chickens (16 hens and a big proud roo). But, as we're slipping into fall, they are cutting back on me as I'm only getting 5 or 6 eggs a day. I have written a strongly worded letter to management, but alas, she is me.  I also have 7 ducks I hatched out of an incubator and as per the law, there were more drakes. The 3 girls haven't started laying yet so I don't expect any duck eggs until next spring. The 2 geese only lay seasonally and they are long done for this year. My gander is sub-par, as I have never found a fertilized egg and he isn't offering any explanations.

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Speckled Sussex
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We have 4 hens! Bernice is a buff orphington and Rosie, Stella, & Louise are barred rocks. We went to a homesteading fair a year ago, my husband went to a chicken class and later said to me "we could do this!" Neither of us had ever been around real chickens or knew what we were doing. But we are glad we took the leap and will probably never go without chickens now!
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4 girls
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I caught one in the nest!
I caught one in the nest!
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2-3 eggs per day
2-3 eggs per day
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a dozen! Will clean the poopy one right before cooking.
a dozen! Will clean the poopy one right before cooking.
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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- You must gather 12 eggs

To document completion of the BB, provide the photos or video (<2 min) of the following:
- Tell us in 1 paragraph or less about the hens/ducks/etc you are collecting the eggs from (Are they yours? A friends? How many hens?)
- A bird in the nest or nesting box
- An egg in the nest or nesting box
- A dozen eggs you have collected

Happy Harvesting!

I currently have ten hens and one rooster. This is their first year, and my first year as being a chicken tender. I have a mixture of breeds in this flock but the majority are larger sized hens (Bielefelder, White Brahma, Black Australorp, ect.). They are really fun little gremlins who have a whole host of personalities. The waddle running never gets old. Highly recommend getting some chooks.
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Eggs in a nest.
Eggs in a nest.
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One of the egg layers.
One of the egg layers.
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Like my egg twirl thing?
Like my egg twirl thing?
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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Animal Care.

In this BB you will be collecting 12 eggs from your fowl.






Here is a helpful little video:





Here is a thread on Cleaning Eggs

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- You must gather 12 eggs

To document completion of the BB, provide the photos or video (<2 min) of the following:
- Tell us in 1 paragraph or less about the hens/ducks/etc you are collecting the eggs from (Are they yours? A friends? How many hens?)
- A bird in the nest or nesting box
- An egg in the nest or nesting box
- A dozen eggs you have collected

Happy Harvesting!


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I have 4 hens, all laying. We get about 2-3 eggs per day
I have 4 hens, all laying. We get about 2-3 eggs per day
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Note: Found where you wrote about the chickens. Well done.

 
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These eggs are from our four hens. One hen is quite older and the rest are just under a year old. They are all laying right now!
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Hen on the nest
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Eggs in the nest
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12 eggs collected
12 eggs collected
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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Animal Care.

In this BB you will be collecting 12 eggs from your fowl.






Here is a helpful little video:





Here is a thread on Cleaning Eggs

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- You must gather 12 eggs

To document completion of the BB, provide the photos or video (<2 min) of the following:
- Tell us in 1 paragraph or less about the hens/ducks/etc you are collecting the eggs from (Are they yours? A friends? How many hens?)
- A bird in the nest or nesting box
- An egg in the nest or nesting box
- A dozen eggs you have collected

Happy Harvesting!


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I have 4 hens, they are all currently laying and we get about 3 eggs a day.
I have 4 hens, they are all currently laying and we get about 3 eggs a day.
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