Originally Posted by longviewrn
We live in Emmett and have an small existing flock of 5 hens and a rooster, and have added 10 chicks born in April to the flock... unfortunately, some are now crowing... soo... we will definitely have a diverse group.
Welcome neighbor! I’m about 12 miles North West of Emmett!
It’s been a while since I posted to this fourm. Been real busy the past couple years.
I’m half way between New Plymouth & Emmett North of the Payette River just West of Squaw Butte. Hence My web site: http://squawbuttepoultry.weebly.com
THIS IS A HOBY FOR ME NOT A BUSINESS!
I love incubating eggs and Love my Heritage Turkeys!
We have had Poultry for about 8 years now Started out with Gold & Silver Laced Wyandottes & Buff Orpingtons. We have never sold an egg to eat but give them to family and friends. Then we got Heritage Turkeys, then Silver Appleyard Ducks, then Sebastopol Geese. I started out incubating our eggs with a small incubator and giving the chicks to neighbors, family & friends and keeping a few to ad to the flocks. For the past 3 years I have expanded to Large GQF Incubators & hatchers started doing Custom Incubating for other people as well as incubating our eggs and selling the chicks. The past 2 years I have hatched over 1500 birds each year (Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Geese, Quail, Pheasants, and Chucker). This year we concentrated on our Blue, Black & Splash Orpingtons and Blue Laced Red Wyandottes from our flock and of course our Heritage Turkeys and a few of our Silver Appleyard Ducks as well. We also added a group of Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons (from Greenfire Farms) that we hope to have producing for next year.
I’ve wound down my incubating of our eggs for this year and still have about 30 to 40 Turkey Poults to get rid of. That’s not too bad for hatching about 400 Poults this year.
Anyway Daloorashens Pm’ed me and asked me to update in the Idaho Group so here I am!