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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 full egg carton with the eggs you have collected

Happy Harvesting!


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Here is my BB attempt.

These are my ladies! I have 39 hens and one rooster. They are a mix of 1 and 2 year old hens. Mostly production reds. I usually get 2 dozen a day.

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Lady in the nest.
Lady in the nest.
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Eggs in the nest (despite her attempts to cover then)
Eggs in the nest (despite her attempts to cover then)
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Basket of eggs
Basket of eggs
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Dozen eggs!
Dozen eggs!
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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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We have 28 hens and 2 roosters that we rotate around the pastures in a mobile coop. They just started laying in July. We have black Australorp, speckled sussex, buff Orpington, silver laced wyandotte, whiting true blue, whiting true green, and white rock.
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chicken laying eggs
chicken laying eggs
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Eggs
Eggs
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12 eggs collected
12 eggs collected
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We have 11 chickens and a goose. They are all about 6 1/2 months old. The goose is a White Chinese, 3 chickens are Black Australorps; 4 are Rhode Island Reds, and 4 are Barred Rocks. We typically get 10 or 11 chicken eggs a day. The goose seems to lay a couple of days in a row, then takes a break for 3 or 4 days.

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Goose Nesting
Goose Nesting
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Goose Egg
Goose Egg
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Chicken in a Nest
Chicken in a Nest
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Eggs in a Nest
Eggs in a Nest
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Gathered Eggs
Gathered Eggs
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can I count 48 quail eggs for this BB?  (4 per chicken egg).  And since I will eat them, just show them in batches of 6 with the date indicated some way?  Thanks.

I have 3 laying coturnix quail, and four freeloaders.  (One of them used a preferred pronoun to fool us, very obnoxious to actual female quail.)
 
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Henry Brown wrote:can I count 48 quail eggs for this BB?  (4 per chicken egg).  And since I will eat them, just show them in batches of 6 with the date indicated some way?  Thanks.

I have 3 laying coturnix quail, and four freeloaders.  (One of them used a preferred pronoun to fool us, very obnoxious to actual female quail.)



OK, I'll make it 6 per chicken egg, chicken eggs average 50-70g, quail about 10g, so 6 quail eggs per makes it 6 x 12 = 72.  
 
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As I read the BB, it just says fowl.  Since a quail is a fowl, I think you'd be fine collecting 12.  And doing it over a few collection cycles is fine as well.  Good luck!
 
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