Instead of cleaning the sewing room I bought more fabric. Oops.
So, I am having a tough time trying to find a source for cochin or brahma eggs. I'm loving the look of lemon blue cochin. Anyone here know of a source? Actually, I don't need to find pure breeds. I'm trying to add to my flock of rainbow layers. My current three layers are all medium to light brown egg-layers. I have two that will be laying soon that will probably lay light brown eggs. I have two dark brown egg laying pullets (one BCM and one Welsummer) and one blue egg laying pullet (CCL) that are 7-weeks-old. Big light-colored fluffy birds with pretty eggs. (The reason I say light-colored is because I already have some black birds in my flock. I'd love some lemon or lavender in my yard.) The cockerels I'm keeping will be blue-egg gene (Ameraucana) and dark brown egg gene (BCM). Maybe I need some EE? What do y'all think? Oooh, does anyone have some crested, bearded, feather-legged mixes that they would send me?
I may be the most impatient crazy chicken person. I unexpectedly started this whole endeavor in April. Now, I have 18 young birds, 8 eggs in the incubator, and I want to set at least a dozen somewhere between 10/3 and 10/9 so I can hatch along with y'all. It's a good thing I have a large barn/coop. It will be an interesting winter around here. ;-)
You are not alone! Sounds so much like me. I guess we all start out small, then chicken math takes over!
Oh friend, u think your bad? I started in March, was given three chickens, now? I have 17, ive been through 40, selling and trading them yeilded us 3 turkeys, 7 ducks, and 3 quail i knew i was a nut before i started?! 21 duck eggs n the bator bought a brinsea 40 after an LG fried my first set... Now we are in buiness!
Haha. I can't get away with buying a new incubator yet. Similar story: My first 6 chicks were a gift. 4 were cockerels so she gave me 5 more chicks. Then I bought and set 45 eggs in the incubator I borrowed from her. 25 hatched successfully. Then my first pair started mating and laying so I set some pullet eggs. I haven't delved into other fowl yet. Ducks may be next.
My 5 roosters, and 3 drakes were gifted to me too!
And I lost my big egg quote I get big ones like that occasionally. I know if I'm short an egg one day, I'm going to get a big one the next day!
Check out this duck egg (and she didn't skip a day!)