FAQ - New Chickens



Questions:

1.
Few days ago I saw green eggs. Which race does these green eggs lay?
2.
How can I familiarize my new chickens with the old flock?
3.
Which kind of races shall I use for natural brooding?
4.
I'm looking for a good book about chickens. Where can I buy that?

Answers:
1.
Few days ago I saw green eggs. Which race does these green eggs lay?
These green eggs are layed by the Araucana hen, which originally came from south America. The green color probably developed on account of a mutation because of inbreeding. In Contrast to brown eggs, the inside part of the eggshell is also green.

The gall blader gives a secret into the Fallopian tube and that's why the whole eggshell becomes colored.

Of courseyou can eat these eggs to and they have not got any unpleasant taste.

If you want to know more about Araucanas simply click here.

2.
How can I familiarize my new chickens with the old flock?
I think it is best if you give your old flock some time to meet the new chickens, by puting them into a separate cage next to the old flock.

So they can get to know eacht other and they will fight less, when you put them into the same henhouse after a few days.

3.
Which kind of races shall I use for natural brooding?
Very good breeders are silkies, Araucanas and Australorps. Orpingtons, Cochins and Brahmas usually do a good job, too.
4.
I'm looking for a good book about chickens. Where can I buy that?
Well, I've listed up a lot of good Chicken-Books in my Book-Shop.


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