Originally Posted by Framac
I am curious as to how many people are shifting their poultry plan this year, and how are you doing it.
Last year I wanted to get some Orps, RIR, Amers(EE), and Jersey Giants. I was able to do that, and also added some BLRW.
After having them all for a year, I am shifting focus a little. I am going to order Giant eggs from numerous sources over the next few years (Incubator addition makes this possible) I have added Marans (At my wife's request), and I will probably eliminate the BLRW and RIR. I got rid of the EE's and got Amers, and moving forward will try to focus on the Giants, Amers, and Wheaten Marans. If I could convince my wife that I needed a second coop, then I could keep all, but it makes it hard trying to separate for hatching.
I have a horrible case of morehens disease and my wife helps keep it in check.
I am switching things around. Last year, for some strange reason.....I wanted new breeds, so I got, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Lavendar Orpingtons, Coronation Sussex, and of all things SILKIES!!!!
I swore I would NEVER have those funny looking, good for nothing, Silkies! Well, it must be old age, cause I now just LOVE my silkies.....
I also love my Lavendar Orpingtons and Coronation Sussex. Not so much inlove with the Silver laced Wyandottes...having a harder time with them, and might just let them go.
My main flock were Marans and Blue laced red Wyandottes until last year.
So, I will be keeping my Silkies, Lav Orps, but paring down my Marans, and already am down in numbers in the blrws.
Who would have guessed?