Does anyone have interesting hatching eggs available close to Lititz? I have a hen ready to set. I would like to set her next week. I probably won't hatch any more than 12. (And really, I can't drive very far - super busy at the moment.)
Looking especially for kid-friendly varieties who lay well. My children would love some white egg-layers so we have white eggs to dye next year for Easter! Also hoping for some blue eggs. (I tried hatching Amerucanas last year but they all ended up being roosters, whom we rehomed.) I wouldn't mind brown as long as they are good layers and friendly.
Currently I have all 2 year olds. 2 black austrolopes who make great mamas and 2 Stars (Red and Black) who are my best layers.
Sadly I need to get rid of my 2 buff orpingtons because they don't lay well any more, but I'm not quite sure what to do with them. Any suggestions?
I would suggest taking them to an auction close to you. I just went to the Middleburg auction and sold 7 of my chickens and made a couple of dollars :p