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Originally Posted by Auroradream26 View Post

Not an expert in the last but how old? Age will help
About 3 months
post #61272 of 64339
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Originally Posted by Zgm12 View Post

About 3 months

Though call hmm.png if it's a boy, you should start seeing the saddle feathers on his back really soon. They usualy start showing up right around 12 weeks old.
Edited by Auroradream26 - 6/20/16 at 2:35am
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Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, Rhodebars, bearded silkies, good laced/buff laced polish, black/lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys
Bourbon red, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

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I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!
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Chickens
Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, Rhodebars, bearded silkies, good laced/buff laced polish, black/lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys
Bourbon red, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Www.onemountainacres.weebly.com

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!
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post #61273 of 64339
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Originally Posted by LadyBehir View Post
 

Lost another egg. Why would they get broken in the nest? That means we have 12 under Niko now. Bummed that today's break was one of the Marans. grumble grumble bad words inserted here grumble.

Hi LadyBehir,

If you want to try incubating some of the eggs,  I am not hatching this year.

I have 2 Brinsea mini Advances which hold 7 eggs each. If you send me the

shipping money by mail or PayPal , I can loan them to you for the season.

I won't need them till January next year.

 Best,

 Karen Tewart

 Ligonier, PA​


Edited by 3riverschick - 6/20/16 at 9:33am

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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post #61274 of 64339
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Originally Posted by Auroradream26 View Post

I think they're the reason that nobody has had much interest in chicks around here this year hmm.png turkey poults were easy to sell but everyone wanted dirt cheap chicks. Except for a few people who know the difference between hatchery and breeder chicks.
Probably, I just hate to see all those chicks with no home. Some are looking bad. I don't understand why they kept getting them in. Like I said there are some that were only a couple days old, so they just got new stock.
post #61275 of 64339
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Originally Posted by hippiechickX4 View Post

Probably, I just hate to see all those chicks with no home. Some are looking bad. I don't understand why they kept getting them in. Like I said there are some that were only a couple days old, so they just got new stock.

Oh, I feel bad for the chicks too, don't get me wrong. They really need to cut back on how many they order. I don't know if I'm going to venture up there for the next livestock swap at tsc or not. I might to try to unload some poults but with them there, very few chicks can be sold.
Chickens
Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, Rhodebars, bearded silkies, good laced/buff laced polish, black/lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys
Bourbon red, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Www.onemountainacres.weebly.com

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!
Reply
Chickens
Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, Rhodebars, bearded silkies, good laced/buff laced polish, black/lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys
Bourbon red, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Www.onemountainacres.weebly.com

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!
Reply
post #61276 of 64339
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Originally Posted by Auroradream26 View Post

Oh, I feel bad for the chicks too, don't get me wrong. They really need to cut back on how many they order. I don't know if I'm going to venture up there for the next livestock swap at tsc or not. I might to try to unload some poults but with them there, very few chicks can be sold.

There is a reason no one wants those chicks, they are cheap. People have an odd way of assigning value based on price. Price yours at a more reasonable price and note on the sign that they are locally hatched and you are a breeder, not a "chick broker". I sell chicks to people who's main criteria is that the chicks were not "abused" by being sent through the mail. It's a question of personal ethics I guess, but there is still a market everywhere for quality chicks from breeders who care and are willing to give a higher level of customer service.

 

Sure, some people will question why you sell your chicks for more than the hatcheries. Believe me when I say "you do not want them as your customers". Send them to TSC or wherever, you are doing everyone a favor, including yourself. The few "bad customers" I've had started the conversation trying to get me to lower my price. I've learned that is a sign that I should "run away". Sometimes when they come back and offer full price, I tell them I'm out and the only ones I have are twice the original price. It is well established business convention that recommends "firing" 10% of your customers every year. My goal is to ID them before their first purchase.

Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

How to make a hoop tractor

My Poultry Blog

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Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

How to make a hoop tractor

My Poultry Blog

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post #61277 of 64339
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Originally Posted by hippiechickX4 View Post

Probably, I just hate to see all those chicks with no home. Some are looking bad. I don't understand why they kept getting them in. Like I said there are some that were only a couple days old, so they just got new stock.
I thought it was because they were new, they wanted to prove they are better than TSC. I mean, how many times can you go to TSC, and see no or few chicks, and not lose interest in checking?
post #61278 of 64339
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Originally Posted by 3riverschick View Post
 

Hi LadyBehir,

If you want to try incubating some of the eggs,  I am not hatching this year.

I have 2 Brinsea mini Advances which hold 7 eggs each. If you send me the

shipping money by mail or PayPal , I can loan them to you for the season.

I won't need them till January next year.

 Best,

 Karen Tewart

 Ligonier, PA​

I appreciate the offer but I am just using the broody hen. If I didn't want to test the viability of the roosters, I would probably have gone to Dennis for some of those Ameraucanas to stick under her like I did last year. I really like the blue eggs. And Mabel and Vicki (the two I already have) are fairly reliable layers. Or I would go for some of the dark brown eggs. hmmmm, next year....

Maggie
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post #61279 of 64339
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Originally Posted by LadyBehir View Post
 

I appreciate the offer but I am just using the broody hen. If I didn't want to test the viability of the roosters, I would probably have gone to Dennis for some of those Ameraucanas to stick under her like I did last year. I really like the blue eggs. And Mabel and Vicki (the two I already have) are fairly reliable layers. Or I would go for some of the dark brown eggs. hmmmm, next year....


LOL. You know I can hook you up with eggs - blue or dark brown.

I gonna have some really nice Ameraucanas this fall and next spring. Show quality blacks, silvers and lavenders. Also hopefully Wheatens, silkied lavenders and bantam lavenders (I think there might be a color theme here).

 

Those bantam lavenders are really, really nice. So tame and handleable, they remind me of doves, sitting on my hand without trying to jump off. I think they would need separate housing though, they would not be assertive enough to live with LF birds.

Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

How to make a hoop tractor

My Poultry Blog

Reply

Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

How to make a hoop tractor

My Poultry Blog

Reply
post #61280 of 64339

Sold the 2 red coops today. Just the white one left. I didn't know the address hadn't gone in the ad in spite of my efforts. He drove around Waterford for an hour before he spotted the coops in the backyard. He has bantams and they are his eye candy. He dotes on them. Likes to watch them run around his yard. Is looking for more bantams. Doesn't care which breed as long as they are colorful, quality, and healthful. Does anyone have any leads for me within driving distance of Ligonier, PA 15658?

 Thanks,

 Karen

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

Reply

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

Reply
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