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Breese and Anaconda, ok
ETA: I wrote anacona...I know I checked

I highly recommend Icelandics as well... but if you're gonna breed them they really need to be separated as they are a rare landrace breed... I'd love to have them, but I'd need a lot more space...
Well I have the space, but was never planning on keeping anything except barnyard mutts.
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That's not a problem here, I sell 8-10 dozen a day and had no trouble selling 20 dozen a day when I had more hens.

That's alota eggs! I've only been selling them, and only by a sign n the yard, for four months now, I keep telling myself egg clientele will pick up as people find me. In the meantime I'm Very happy with around 6 doz a Week
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Breese and Anaconda, ok
ETA: I wrote anacona...I know I checked

I do love my Bresse, they're a very meaty herritage chicken, white feathers which do get dingy but they lay well, and the eggs are huge, they forage well, theyre pretty friendly, but wary enough to avoid my neighbors deadly dog, and non-aggressive.

I know Your trying CX and I have my first batch too. I hated them at the start, but now theyre moving around pretty well and starting to act somewhat like chickens. Still, I enjoy my bresse a lot more than those things so far, we'll see how processing goes and I'll give a monetary break down if you like.
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Yup Icelandics....thumbsup.gif

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IF you can find pure Icelandics...need to find a good breeder.  Around here any chicken that is small, active, colorful and single combed is tagged "Icelandic" or "Swedish Flower Hen".

Very true... that's why I referred Phil to check sources with a trustworthy breeder... smile.png

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The eggs I'm getting are like way bigger than jumbo chicken eggs where can I get cartons that big....

I just put them in flats, lol...

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Sticky chicks are caused by too much humidity after pip.  I've been testing cause and effect all season, and I just built a new humidification system for my coolerbator that lets me easily hit "rain forest".  Oops.  With unpipped eggs, that high humidity is good for softening the shell and making sure the membrane is tender but once they are open more than just a little, that moisture gets in there and delays yolk absorption and keeps the egg gunk gooey.  The albumen stays wet instead of turning into a powdery residue (chick dust).

Here is my new starter brooder.  Plastic tote lid, Flex Watt, Lux plug in thermostat with the probe taped to the Flex Watt, old rag washcloth and a dollar store mini laundry basket.  I have the happiest poults ever.









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That's not a problem here, I sell 8-10 dozen a day and had no trouble selling 20 dozen a day when I had more hens.

That's alota eggs! I've only been selling them, and only by a sign n the yard, for four months now, I keep telling myself egg clientele will pick up as people find me. In the meantime I'm Very happy with around 6 doz a Week
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Originally Posted by OrganicFarmWife View Post

Breese and Anaconda, ok
ETA: I wrote anacona...I know I checked

I do love my Bresse, they're a very meaty herritage chicken, white feathers which do get dingy but they lay well, and the eggs are huge, they forage well, theyre pretty friendly, but wary enough to avoid my neighbors deadly dog, and non-aggressive.

I know Your trying CX and I have my first batch too. I hated them at the start, but now theyre moving around pretty well and starting to act somewhat like chickens. Still, I enjoy my bresse a lot more than those things so far, we'll see how processing goes and I'll give a monetary break down if you like.
I had CX last year, I hated them. I will get a few again, just to make DH happy. But I am actually looking at other options. I have Dixie Rainbow (Pioneer), Red Ranger, and Jersey Giant. I had not heard of Breese before now, but if they are a dual purpose, that catches my interest.
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Oh, speaking of CX... I forgot to show you all what was at the auction last weekend... was sad, these were not processed in time... literally they are the size of turkeys...





Note- the bottom of their crate is a full sized pallet...
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Oh, speaking of CX... I forgot to show you all what was at the auction last weekend... was sad, these were not processed in time... literally they are the size of turkeys...





Note- the bottom of their crate is a full sized pallet...

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    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



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I had CX last year, I hated them. I will get a few again, just to make DH happy. But I am actually looking at other options. I have Dixie Rainbow (Pioneer), Red Ranger, and Jersey Giant. I had not heard of Breese before now, but if they are a dual purpose, that catches my interest.

My gals started layn at only 20 wks and their roos were ready for processing then too but, I let em go an extra month to get the extra breast development. I get at least five eggs a week from each of my hens, but sometimes they'll lay 7 days a wk. Red combs white feather blue legs attribute to an interesting appearance. Suposably if raised in the traditional French manor, on pastures and milk soaked grain, they are the best tasting chicken in the world. That said; mine tasted like the rest of the boys I raise, becuz they were all grown and finished in the same manor.
Edited by TurksPoultry - 5/1/16 at 8:03pm
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Oh, speaking of CX... I forgot to show you all what was at the auction last weekend... was sad, these were not processed in time... literally they are the size of turkeys...





Note- the bottom of their crate is a full sized pallet...
What did they go for?
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Oh, speaking of CX... I forgot to show you all what was at the auction last weekend... was sad, these were not processed in time... literally they are the size of turkeys...

Note- the bottom of their crate is a full sized pallet...

How sick... That completely defeats the ethical reasons we raise our own food...
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Originally Posted by OrganicFarmWife View Post

I had CX last year, I hated them. I will get a few again, just to make DH happy. But I am actually looking at other options. I have Dixie Rainbow (Pioneer), Red Ranger, and Jersey Giant. I had not heard of Breese before now, but if they are a dual purpose, that catches my interest.

My gals started layn at only 20 wks and their roos were ready for processing then too but, I let em go to 5 months to get the extra breast development. I get at least five eggs a week from each of my hens, but sometimes they'll lay 7 days a wk. Red combs white feather blue legs attribute to an interesting appearance. Suposably if raised in the traditional French manor, on pastures and milk soaked grain, they are the best tasting chicken in the world. That said; mine tasted like the rest of the boys I raise, becuz they were all grown and finished in the same manor.
Milk soaked grain, very fancy smile.png I do not like white birds (I really hated those CX) but they do sound like a very good choice to try. I would love a run down of costs, just so I can compare to mine.
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