12 Old Type Heritage RI Red Hatching Eggs

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  1. luckypickens

    luckypickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please don't hit the BIN button just email me [email protected] if you wish to purchase eggs. I can ship 2 doz in a box and shipping for that many is 15.00. We take paypal and USPS money orders. We ship eggs on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. We'll be more than happy to put you on our books to ship any day you want. Everyone has been pleased with the hatch rate they are getting from our eggs. We love our Reds and know you will also.

    Our Heritage RI Reds are a beautiful deep dark mahogany red. They are a show strain that has been raised and shown for over 50 years by the George Ryan Family in Arkansas and have won numerous Blue Ribbons and Best of Show at our county and state fair by them. These are the true old type strain that have the pearl with rusty lacing on the legs. The standard now calls for yellow legs but I have never had any judge knock them down yet since they are a true old strain and all the judges just love them. They lay nice size brown eggs and make great fryers or baking hens too! Very sweet gentle birds, we've never had a mean rooster in all the years of raising them. They range really well and are very hardy in the winter too. They are defiantly a year round winner in my flock! Most that we have laying now are pullets that just started laying in October, so eggs are a little smaller than normal, but will get bigger as they get into full lay. We have 2 roosters with 25 hens and have had great fertility and hatch rate to date.

    All birds on our farm are blood tested Pullorum/Typhoid clean. We see that our birds are kept happy and healthy by giving them the best feed and TLC daily! Our Heritage RI Reds get to free range while our purebred bantams are kept in individual breeding pens away from predators. We feed a high quality, high protein all natural game bird breeder pellet with vitamins and minerals in the water daily to insure high fertility. We also feed a little scratch grains, Calf Manna and veggie treats from the garden daily. We LOVE spoiling our birds and it shows!

    Chicken raisin' is all we do so I assure you we gather often to keep the eggs from getting to hot or to cold to stay fresh and fertile for you. Our hatching eggs we send out are no more than three days old. They are turned three times a day and stored in a temperature controlled room to assure you the best possible hatch. Eggs are usually fairly clean, but may contain occasional soiling. I do not wash eggs but will brush of excess soiling if present. Washing can contaminate the eggs and may decrease hatch rate. Eggs are wrapped individually in bubble wrap then nestled in shredded paper in large shipping box, clearly marked FRAGILE. I have found if I don't put Hatching Eggs on the box they get treated better also, but will gladly mark them that way if you so want. I've had very good success shipping this way. We have had an excellent hatch rate on our farm ourselves this year as well as with our shipped eggs. However, we cannot guarantee your hatch rate due to circumstances out of our control. Rough postal handling and incubator mishaps will make perfectly fertile eggs not develop or hatch. Purchasing shipped hatching eggs is a risk. Please be understanding and know this when purchasing hatching eggs.
    When your eggs arrive carefully unwrap them and store them pointy end down at room temperature for 12-24 hours to help the air cell settle from shipping.

    I have Fibromyalgia and can't work. My chickens are my therapy that keep me going, selling a few hatching eggs and chicks helps me buy feed for my little feathered loved ones, THANK YOU for looking!

    Hugs, God Bless and happy hatching from Lucky Pickens Farm!

    Roslyn & Gary Pickens
    Raisin' critters & havin' a ball in Danville, AR
    http://community.webshots.com/user/luckypickens
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    FEEDBACK

    Just got the below email last night 6.8.11 from a gentleman who bought some of my heritage RI Reds a few weeks ago... I have been having good feedback with the hatch rate but THRILLED to hear he had 100% hatch rate. I have been having 98% on the farm and he even beat me OUTSTANDING!!! He told me he hatched them in a turbo fan hovabator and I have the Genesis hovabators.


    Just wanted to let you know that the 18 LF RIR eggs you shipped me did ok. 6-7-11 I hatched 18 very lively healthy chicks. I have been in the poultry bus. for 42 yrs. I have never even heard of that kind of hatch from shipped eggs.
    Thank you, Jeff
    - bigun78215

    Dear luckypickens,

    11 eggs developing wonderfully....thank you so much...will send pictures when they hatch...thanks again...
    - cscheepsma
     
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    schmmems Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have MS and find that the chickens are very calming. They are great therapy, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this way!
     
  3. luckypickens

    luckypickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My doctor said I need to reduce stress in my life and found the chickens are very calming to me. I talking to them and they by far are cheaper than a therapist LOL! They also help me with exercise. I walk around feeding them, doing the easy part and hubby gets to do all the heavy lifting feed sacks I can't do. He loves them as much as I do so he doesn't mind either. I can't work and with the pain some days it is hard to do much at all. Some days I get so depressed and just want to give up but just going out to see my little feather loved ones motivates me to go on. They mean so much to me and I can't think of living a day without my chickens. I love them so much and I love my hubby who helps me take care of them too!
     
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    Quote:I also have MS, and they told me I also have Fibro! Goodness. I am the same way. Not sure what I would do if I didn't have my chickens to work with..as I cannot work outside the home either. Well, I work out side my home, in my back yard, and every morning I go out, I get greeted with some very excited girls, they are happy to see me, and I am happy to see them. They talk to me, and I talk right back. Well, not sure who starts the conversations, I think we take turns.
    I'm enjoying my last babies I got from you..still looking at these reds!!
     
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    luckypickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I also have MS, and they told me I also have Fibro! Goodness. I am the same way. Not sure what I would do if I didn't have my chickens to work with..as I cannot work outside the home either. Well, I work out side my home, in my back yard, and every morning I go out, I get greeted with some very excited girls, they are happy to see me, and I am happy to see them. They talk to me, and I talk right back. Well, not sure who starts the conversations, I think we take turns.
    I'm enjoying my last babies I got from you..still looking at these reds!!

    Yes I am like you don't know what I would do without my birds either, they sure keep me motivated. The pain in the morning is so much more bearable when the gang all greets me first thing. The babies are so much fun watching. We were watching some of cochins this evening and the girls were all trying to stay far away from all the young roosters, was so funny to watch. Reminded me of when I was in grade school, boy was that a long time ago LOL. I hope you take care in all this heat, must be really hard to have MS on top of Fibro. I'll be praying for you girl and so happy you are enjoying some of my little feather loved ones. I get a lot of joy sharing them with others.

    Hugs,
    Roslyn
     
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    Ok, I just went to your website..I've decided that I am going to move next you...love, love..your mini's! You are actually holding a baby horse in your lap! Cute! Your place looks so nice and clean and kept. Great pictures!!
     
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    luckypickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well thank you and you can move on down anytime you want LOL! We love it here, but hate the heat, oh well can't have everything LOL! We do love our minis too, I sold my big horses when I couldn't ride any longer and bought my first driving mini. Gary and I both have always loved appaloosas so we found a few in the minis and started breeding them. He loves animals almost more than I do, wonderful to be married to someone who does. We only have 4 mares, a stallion, a driving gelding and my dwarf gelding Bullet who is such a pet. I have one yearling leopard colt for sale left from last years foals. Had 2 fillies this year but Gary wants to keep them for a while and see how they mature out. We love raising a few and watching them grow. We have the pasture so don't have to feed them much, we give the a cup of grain a day just as a treat. We love spoiling them too LOL! Gary loves gardening and takes care of all the yard. I can't do much of all that, wish I could. Together we manage to put up some veggies in the freezer to eat on all winter. Sure helps on the grocery bill and he always grow way to much so we share it with the kids and friends at church and neighborhood.
     

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