Originally Posted by dheltzel
Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine
SHHHHH dont tell anyone this but....
RIR are my most fav chickens, and the only ones I friend besides Harmony's serama. I love the reds! I love BR as well, and am totally torn between them. I want one or the other but I think RIR.
Another big point is that I can keep them with the CCL because I can tell eggs apart. Blue vs Tan easy to spot who is who. So its a win win for me as I dont need yet another coop! I sell hatching eggs from my layer pen, these mutt eggs sell well locally and most times I dont have breakfast to eat . So the mutts are from the CCL over what hens I am down to, one loner BR and a light brahma the kids have befriended and I cant sell her. So I was already missing RIR.
I know I should control the dogs, but they are fenced in, the dumb chickens went to them
I was expecting you to tell us the RIR made the CCL's lay better. That they somehow inspired them to higher productivity!
The real reason is somewhat . . . well, disappointing.
I guess finding them from an NPIP flock will be your big challenge. Could you get them and keep them in quarantine until a tester can prove their worthiness to add to your main flock?
sorry! I so hate to disappoint I am satisified with the CCL hens laying abilities thus far, praying it continues.
Now talk about amazingness..... I can tell you how impressed I am with our WFBS! They were amazing through summer heat, through the wet weather and ACED and I said ACED this wacked out winter! not a spec on the combs, and lay like bejimminies all winter long, never had a broody either! I can guarantee eggs in those nests as all other nest are empty! Amazingly impressed all around, even incubating, they take flux in temps and I had 35 in the bator day 18 and EVERY single one hatched and over and over they hatch well! I am waiting for larger WHITE eggs so far I have 48/50 mg average, no one is helping me with an average egg size for them, I had one hit on a WFS group and said 50-55 is their average. I am rambling on these guys, but they do deserve justice as they are simply amazing.
ps..... I have found some with help of Freds Hen ;) gorgeous HRIR to boot