Originally Posted by swataracreek
Will have SPPR eggs in a few weeks if you want to hatch some. Where did you get them.
I got mine from Hortsman poultry, The hens are probably all 'show quality', absolutely gorgeous lacing and such, but I don't show, I want decent eggs and good meat on the extras... I have 5 hens but no roo. Thing is that when I need hatching eggs it is often when no one has breeding pens set up because we use broodies. I didn't know you raised them also, but now that I do I will send you a PM for eggs when I get another broody (should be about end of February if Gracie keeps her normal schedule)
Originally Posted by LittleMissPurdy
Looking forward to the pics!! ..haha DH has been hovering..hahhaa ..wants to see too...Yes, we are planning to process ourselves...would LOVE to get pointers from you..you've only done this a few times ....would like to have some "homegrown" wonders ourselves!!..hahaa..and I had to pick Todd up off the floor when he read the 9 lbs for a back yard bird!!! He grew up around commercial egg/meat chickens so....this will be awesome!! Will get in touch with you on when our next visit will happen. Thank you for your offer Wing!!
Ray...we were looking at Narragansetts.(heritage and still quicker to grow out), BUT...WOW...that bird **Wing just showed ...sweetgrass?..I.have seen the name on other threads, but didn't know what they looked like....very nice!!! Todd liked the colors! how are they for growing out?...we are looking to get turkeys in spring to be able to process end of Oct. beginning Nov...before Thanksgiving...The Turkeys do not have to be monsters for us..it is only company and Todd eating them anyway.
***Our plan for spring....I think we are getting the Cornish x(a couple) and the Turkeys(a couple)..not sure NOW which., Narrag. or sweetgrass.. all at the same time so they can be penned in the same area for awhile. Then we will separate. We are doing our own processing.
LMP... I don't think you are too far from me, if you want help with some processing I can help you out some, though I haven't done turkeys, so wing would be a better source there for experience. How far are you from MCC? It takes me just over an hour to get to her place.