I have been on BYC for a little over a year now and just found this thread! I am Rachael and live half way between Oak Hill and Dripping Springs (Oak Hill is Southwest Austin). I had a really bad hatching time last year, ended up with 1 Roo and 4 hens out of 5 dozen that I set at different times. However, this year that all changed, 100% hatch rate out of my Barred Plymouth Rock Hen crossed with my Barnevelder Roo, 100% survivor rate on my shipped 13 Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks, and 80% on my shipped hatching eggs of Barnevelder. Plus I just got 17 hatching eggs set today they are Pure Barenevelders from Trisha (on this forum she has some of the BEST Barnies). I can only keep 3 Roos and 9 hens, so hey if anyone is interested..... Good thing is I my ratio of Roos to Hens is not that bad this year.
I also REALLY want goats, we have 5 acres so there is plenty of room but DH does not want any more animals. We have 3 German Shepherds and he is worried they might try to eat them.
Good to see so meet so many Texans
Edited by RachaelS - 5/5/12 at 3:41pm