Originally Posted by Kinmera
Ok so i'm on again for what have become my rare visits.... I miss hanging with you folksies....
So I have an odd problem for December ..... I have too many eggs!!!! I'm getting approx 2 doz eggs a day. My primary source of egg sales (a local farm produce store) closes from December to May). I'm hesitant to hang the eggs for sale sign out because the store wants up to 10 doz eggs a week during season.... and the sign would have to come down again .....
I did start up the incubator though. I'm collecting all orpington, white rock, sumatra, bantam wyandotte, and freedom ranger/orpington cross eggs that get laid right now. I have decided I need to investigate stocking 3 - 4 incubators & hatchers to be able to track which chicks come from which parents from birth. I've even looked at adding dividers into the hatching incubator to help track that because I can easily label the eggs collected. I have something like 12 heat lamps at the moment so setting up several small brooders isn't a problem until I can get them toe punched.
I also find myself with some spare cockerels (imagine that....)
I have 1 white rock cockerel and 3 splash orpington cockerels. All are less than 1 year old. I can get $5 each for them from the local Amish - but I thought I'd see if anyone here was interested first. There may be a few more orpington cockerels - I need to get them divided out to see what I'm keeping. As of right now I definitely have Rock and orpington eggs for hatching if people are interested and want to take a chance on them with the cold.
My daughter also has 3 sumatra cockerels she'd like to sell for $5 each. They are beautiful birds - but the combs would be DQ'd at shows so we're not keeping them at all.
Hey there! glad to see you stopped in...
How are your White Rocks doing? Ours are getting huge, but we only have 2 hens and don't have the pens separated yet to get hatching eggs. We actually have 2 extra roosters ourselves, they are gorgeous birds and I am hoping to end up with a few more hens by spring. 2 of the roosters follow me around like puppies in the yard and woods, I am really liking them so far.
We will be selling a trio of the Silver pencils as soon as I get a good photo of them and have a chance to post them, we also have 5 hens who are broody right now, haven't decided on what to do about eggs for them yet.... darn girls need to look at the calendar!