Originally Posted by Auroradream26
Oh yeah, the whole reason I got on here lol. My husband turned to me today and said that I need to get the incubator going. I think I'm still in shock lol. He wants more for food but still, he's giving me permission to get hatching! WOOO! Now I just need the girls laying again lol
You lucky duck! Go for it girl!
Originally Posted by dheltzel
That is the biggest downside to a "barnyard mix", they are, almost by definition, one of a kind (except for controlled hybrids like the commercial sex links). We have some beautiful roos around the farm, and even some hens that look like their sisters (very possible), but breeding them together would result in their heterozygous characteristics segregating into chickens that look different than either parent. Unless you know the original cross, you will never be able to sort out the genetics and make another Malificent
I'm sure that is the downside. I'll never know her lineage as she is two years old and was a freebie from Craigslist, but I would love some opinions when I post pics of her. You kind of lost me with the genetics explanation.
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 .....
Whoa! How many chickens do you have to get two dozen eggs a day in December? I think you need to share your secrets with LIttleMissPurdy:lol:
Originally Posted by troyer
Great! Way to go!
Pictures? We all like pictures of each other's favorite chickens.
We have some available. We are in the Denver area.
Do you have any pictures of them? Depending on how they look I would be interested in one.
I will try to post pics of her if I can get close enough, she is truly a wild feral girl. The first few days in the yard, she was freaking out, but has settled in very well. I don't think I have ever even been able to pick her up, now that I think about it.
Originally Posted by fisherlady
I know exactly what you are speaking of!! We have a girl like that also, she is a mix of our Black Australorp roo and an EE hen.... in fact her sister is also jet black but the sister has a comb and wattles. As chicks they looked like 2 little crows so they were named Heckle and Jeckle. I love the black hens, we have a number of them, some have lighter legs or eyes, but Jeckle is just a standout because everything is jet black on her.... and she lays an olive/camo green egg and is currently broody for the second time this year.
That's awesome! Heckle and Jeckle and perfect names! My two "twin" girls are named Flora & Fauna. I think the broody one is Fauna, but I can't really tell them apart. I'd love to see pictures of Heckle and Jeckle.