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My superior ones were somewhat luck, somewhat self-created, crossing blue or green egg layers with chickens that lay well and selecting the best to breed.

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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post #12 of 14

I never considered my EE "superior", but they lay as well as my Rocks and Wyandottes on average. Mine have mostly been from MMM, with some from Ideal also. I don't know if I just get lucky with my hatchery birds or what, when I read folks here saying how long it takes their EE to mature and how little they lay. My hatchery EE have always been nice production birds. 

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Dead Rabbit View Post


Can you please state your source of these superior EE.


The first ones came from a local woman & I have no idea what hatchery she got them from.  The second ones came from the local feed store &  they normally get them from Privett hatchery.  The last ones came from Meyer Hatchery.  I may have been lucky, but all the ones I've had over several years were great.

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The first ones came from a local woman & I have no idea what hatchery she got them from.  The second ones came from the local feed store &  they normally get them from Privett hatchery.  The last ones came from Meyer Hatchery.  I may have been lucky, but all the ones I've had over several years were great.

Thanks for the info, we had been considering EEs from Meyers, it's already in my shopping carts. Hopefully they're good layers, I don't mind if they don't match my Brocks or leghorns or Wyandottes, our BCMarans only layed 3 months then took a winter breaks.
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Basic starter: Personally designed & built Shed/Coupe/Run: 3 Leghorns, 2 Plymouth Barred Rocks, 5 Silver Laced Wyandottes

NEW ADDITION: 4/21/15
Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Barred Rock
Black Copper Marans & Blue Marans
12x24x7 additional run


NEW BABIES: 2/17/16
New Hampshires, Black Australorps, Amerecaunas,
Easter Eggers & Black Sex Links

NEWER YET: 3/16/16
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Basic starter: Personally designed & built Shed/Coupe/Run: 3 Leghorns, 2 Plymouth Barred Rocks, 5 Silver Laced Wyandottes

NEW ADDITION: 4/21/15
Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Barred Rock
Black Copper Marans & Blue Marans
12x24x7 additional run


NEW BABIES: 2/17/16
New Hampshires, Black Australorps, Amerecaunas,
Easter Eggers & Black Sex Links

NEWER YET: 3/16/16
Spe...
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