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Originally Posted by cree57i View Post


Have had, but not right now.
its a long shot but I'll be in your neighborhood soon and wanted to make sure you don't have any crested pullets for sale?
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And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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@minihorse927

Nice flock!!
I'm a lover of Swedish Flower Hens and most months have hatching eggs available. I also may have started birds or can also do custom hatching. I'm NPIP certified and am able to ship. Visit my facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/MyFlowerFarm
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I'm a lover of Swedish Flower Hens and most months have hatching eggs available. I also may have started birds or can also do custom hatching. I'm NPIP certified and am able to ship. Visit my facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/MyFlowerFarm
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post #12053 of 12338
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Originally Posted by LisaLouHoo View Post

@minihorse927

Nice flock!!
thanks. That flock has been 4 years of hard culling. I feel like this year it paid off. I've seen one sprig on all of my offspring this year. No split wing. So out of roughly 100birds, one sprig. Can't complain.
Edited by minihorse927 - 1/11/17 at 11:00am
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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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post #12054 of 12338
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Originally Posted by minihorse927 View Post


thanks. That flock has been 4 years of hard culling. I feel like this year it paid off. I've seen one sprig on all of my offspring this year. No split wing. So out of roughly 100birds, one sprig. Can't complain.

Why is sprigs ONLY come on the birds I care about breeding?

 

This breed has taught me a lot, including that I DO have the ability to cull hard for undesirable traits. Also though, that you have to be committed to a longer term goal. Like you said 4 years. You gotta really love a breed to put in that kind of time!

 

I know you aren't supposed to ask.... but can you tell me, Do you actually make $ selling? Realistically enough to cover all supplies and your NPIP, anything left for you? I don't need to make $ and feel like when I try it might become a job instead of hobby. But it would be nice to be able to share birds if I went with something that needed preserving, but there again I think you have to love a breed to truly put the effort in to preserve... Thanks for your thoughts. :)

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Why is sprigs ONLY come on the birds I care about breeding?

This breed has taught me a lot, including that I DO have the ability to cull hard for undesirable traits. Also though, that you have to be committed to a longer term goal. Like you said 4 years. You gotta really love a breed to put in that kind of time!

I know you aren't supposed to ask.... but can you tell me, Do you actually make $ selling? Realistically enough to cover all supplies and your NPIP, anything left for you? I don't need to make $ and feel like when I try it might become a job instead of hobby. But it would be nice to be able to share birds if I went with something that needed preserving, but there again I think you have to love a breed to truly put the effort in to preserve... Thanks for your thoughts. smile.png
I can say with enough birds laying/breeding and free ranging as much as possible that my birds do pay their own bills. I have a business who buys every egg we get for eating to resell. I incubate and sell eggs from our breeders and sell chicks too. You have to take into consideration what is frivolous and what is necessary. I am just starting to see them paying for themselves 100% this past year. It takes time to get there and quite a bit of money spent to get here. I work 40hrs a week and then work another 40 on the farm at home. You have to truly love what you're doing to keep it up.
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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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post #12056 of 12338
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Originally Posted by minihorse927 View Post


I can say with enough birds laying/breeding and free ranging as much as possible that my birds do pay their own bills. I have a business who buys every egg we get for eating to resell. I incubate and sell eggs from our breeders and sell chicks too. You have to take into consideration what is frivolous and what is necessary. I am just starting to see them paying for themselves 100% this past year. It takes time to get there and quite a bit of money spent to get here. I work 40hrs a week and then work another 40 on the farm at home. You have to truly love what you're doing to keep it up.

 

If you have the space for enough layers and have relaxed restrictions selling backyard eggs, then you could help alleviate some of the costs for keeping chickens.  "Love" is the operative word.  We love our small backyard flock of different breeds and with housing, feed, treats, accessories, vet bills, and bldg modifications, we figure each of our girls' eggs cost us between $15 to $20 each egg depending on the breed.  We aren't zoned enough for a laying flock so selling eggs at a farmers' markets is out of the question.  Plus, most consumers won't pay the full price of what the dozen eggs cost me to produce.  Some local authorities have strict health laws about owners selling backyard eggs.  I have chickens only because I love our hens who've become our pets that just happen to occasionally bless our household with a dozen fresh eggs from time to time :D -- not to mention the hours of being entertained by chicken TV.

 

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Here are the only two SFH I have left. Hopefully come March or April we can add a few more.

 

 

 

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Here are the only two SFH I have left. Hopefully come March or April we can add a few more.








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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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Thank you, I am a big fan of them.

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Originally Posted by gypc84 View Post

Thank you, I am a big fan of them.
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Edited by minihorse927 - 1/11/17 at 7:10pm
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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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