*14 +7 FREE Purebred Cochin Bantam Hatching Eggs-4 Varieties ship MON*

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  1. luckypickens

    luckypickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For your consideration I have 14 of my PUREBRED SHOW QUALITY COCHIN BANTAM fertile hatching eggs. This is ONE day and would like to sell this to ship on MONDAY the 17th to keep them the freshest for you. I have 5 from the Black Mottled pen laid the 13 and 14th, 2 from my Blue Splash pen dated 14 & 15th, 1 from the Lemon Blue Pen dated the 15th and 6 from the Black split to Lavender pen dated 13 & 15th. I also am including FREE 7 more from the Mottled pen dated 10-12th. Had some special orders and had these eggs left over and I don't need to set any more, so here is your chance to get some really nice birds. If they don't sell then they will be boiled and fed back to the birds, but I would rather try to see if anyone wants them first!

    Cochin Bantams are the most sweetest docile birds you will ever be around. Great for kids of all ages and 4-H poultry projects as well! I have SEVERAL that are just total pets and follow me around the yard like a dog. They are my all time favorite bantam! They are great layers, but really prefer being broody or taking care of chicks. We use them and Sizzles to hatch all of our Turkey eggs. They love getting all the attention and on our farm they get a lot of it!

    At Lucky Pickens Farm we’ve been raising poultry for over 50 years and strive to raise high quality birds for show or just for pets. 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 very best feed and TLC daily! We strive to breed to the Standard of Perfection on each breed we raise and all are purebred and 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 which Gary grows in his garden. We LOVE spoiling our birds and it shows! You can see more photos of them on our website below. We are always happy to answer any questions about them and if you see some you like feel free to email me if you wish to place a special order of any variety you might like.

    I have Fibromyalgia and can't work. My chickens are my therapy that keep me going, selling a few hatching eggs helps me buy feed for my little feathered loved ones. I gather several times a day to keep the eggs from getting to hot or to cold, to insure they are fresh and fertile for you. They are dated and turned three times a day and stored in a temperature controlled room to assure you the best possible hatch. All eggs are coded on which pen they come from and are no more than four/five days old when shipped. This insures the eggs are stronger to handle the shipping. 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. Shipping for a doz is $14.00 which besides postage also covers bubble wrap, tape and gas. Eggs are wrapped individually in a long strip of bubble wrap then nestled and secured in crumpled newspaper and box is 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 anyway you want. I've had very good success shipping this way. I pack and ship the way I would like my eggs shipped with lots of packing!

    WE HAVE HAD AN EXCELLENT HATCH RATE HERE ON THE FARM THIS YEAR AND SET EGGS WEEKLY FROM EACH PEN WEEKLY TO KEEP A CHECK ON FERTILITY. WE HAVE HAD GREAT REPORTS FROM OUR SHIPPED EGGS AS WELL, HOWEVER WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR HATCH RATE DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES OUT OF OUR CONTROL. ROUGH POSTAL HANDLING, INCUBATOR MISHAPS AND EVEN DIRTY HANDS TURNING EGGS WILL MAKE PERFECTLY FERTILE EGGS NOT DEVELOP OR HATCH. PURCHASING SHIPPED HATCHING EGGS IS A RISK, SO PLEASE BE UNDERSTANDING AND KNOW THIS WHEN PURCHASING HATCHING EGGS!

    THANK YOU for looking at our birds,
    God Bless and happy bidding from Lucky Pickens Farm!

    Our Cochin Bantam pens includes …

    1. ** CALICO/MILLE pen includes a F4 Calico/Mille Fleur rooster "Winchester" with 2- F3 Calico/Mille Fleur Cochin Bantam hens, 1- F1 Calico hen. My rooster and one of the Mille hens came from Lynne Wingshadows Hacienda in CA. She has been working on the Mille Fleur variety in Cochin Bantams for several years and has some awesome birds. I bought the other 2 hens who are hatched from her eggs. The other hen is one that I have bred and raised from my Buff Columbian/Mottled breeding. **UPDATE** I have now added 1 Calico/Mille rooster and 5 Calico/Mille laying hens to this pen. I have hatched and raised all from my breeders, a few are even Chocolate Calico and all are just Gorgeous! Will be posting more pictures of them all later. (Egg code CMC)

    2. ** FRIZZLED CALICO/MILLE pen includes 1 dark Calico/Mille cockerel "Baron" out of Winchester and Lilo above. He is colored like a Mottled Partridge, definitely different and unusual. With him is a Frizzled Black Mottled hen from "Winchester above out of a frizzled black hen. Also in the pen are 2 Frizzled Partridge hens. All are good type and should produce some really cute colorful curly Calico/Milles Cochins. (Egg code FCMC)

    3. ** BUFF COLUMBIAN pen includes a Buff Columbian rooster "Sonny Boy" with 3 nice Buff Columbian hens. All in this pen are some I have hatched and raised from a line I developed myself. All are very nice color and type and just started to lay several weeks ago. Just confirmed fertile eggs in the incubator from them and looking forward to seeing their first chicks any day now. (Egg code BFCC)

    4. ** BLACK MOTTLED pen includes a Black Mottled rooster "Wizard" I hatched and raised from a black mottled pair "Oreo" and "Ms Bibs". With Wizard is Oreo and are 2 of my Black show quality hens, Ms Bibs and 6 other really nice mottled hens, all with nice mottling, heavily feathered feet and nice pretty round buns. (Egg code MTC)

    5. ** RED MOTTLED pen includes a nice dark mahogany Red Mottled rooster "Duke" who is out of my Calico Mille pen. He only has a few black feathers in his tail and around his head so should make a great start for red mottled bred with "Ethel" my Red cochin hen. F1 chicks from this pair may not show a lot of mottling but will carry the mottled gene and when bred back together the F2 chicks will have nice mottling. (Egg code RMTC)

    6. ** BLACK & BLUE BARRED pen includes a beautiful Barred Cochin Bantam rooster "Bubba" with "Barbie" a Barred hen for Black Barred and "Speckles" a Splash hen for Blue Barred. I have hatched some of both and they are turning out really nice especially the Blue Barred. (Egg code BARC)

    7. ** LEMON BLUE pen includes a Lemon Blue rooster "Prince" who is just gorgeous with a hint of metallic lemon gold in his hackles. Which is just beautiful in contrast to his dark blue base coloring with lighter splash coloring in his wings and tail. With him is a Lemon Splash hen "Goldilocks" with her golden coloring in her hackles against the lighter splash coloring it is easy to see how she gets her name! Also in the pen is a Blue show quality hen "Blue Belle" out of my show blacks. All are great type with very full buns, with a very unique coloring which so far the chicks I have hatched from them look just like them. They are all just beautiful!. (Egg code LBC)

    8. ** SILVER LACED pen includes "Bruce Almighty" and my sweetheart "Lacie". They are two of my favorite birds and are throwing some really nice clean laced chicks. With them now are 4 pullets I have raised from them and they are all laying really well now. (Egg code SLC)

    9. ** BLACK SPLIT TO LAVENDER pen. I bred and raised these from my show blacks bred from a Lavender rooster I hatched last summer from shipped eggs from Bill Clegg in GA. Pen includes "Ace" the cockerel and 3 hens, "Valentine, Candy and Sweetheart" They all got their names from being hatched on Valentine's Day LOL! All are just as sweet as can be and LOVE and demand all the attention! The girls are all laying just about every day which is just wonderful since their mama's don't lay very well at all! All are really nice type that hopefully will produce better type and feather quality lavenders. I have been hatching both black and lavender chicks now and they are maturing out very nice so far. (Egg code B/LC)

    Roslyn & Gary Pickens

    http://community.webshots.com/user/luckypickens
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    "Winchester, Callie and Lilo" my first Calico Mille Cochin Bantams
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    A few of the calicos in the broody pen, boy do they want to sit LOL!
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    My calico mille pen Duke the rooster on the left towards the middle is now out and in his own pen for mottled reds.
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    Duke looks more red mottled so is now with a red hen to work on more red mottleds.
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    "Rusty and Ethel" and Ethel is now with Duke for mottled reds.
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    "Lacie"
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    "Bruce Almighty"
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    A 4 month old Silver Laced pullet.
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    "Prince and Goldilocks"
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    "Goldilocks" this is my favorite picture of her.
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    "Oreo"
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    "Ms Bibs" one of my favorites I bought from Sackman. She has had lots of pretty babies for me.
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    "Wizard" who is out of Oreo and Ms Bibs below. Going to the fair next week and hope he wins first place.
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    "Champion" he won Best Feathered Legged and a few other ribbons at the Arkansas State Fair in 2009. My blacks are from him.
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    "Blue Belle" a blue hen from my show quality blacks, another one of my favorite girls!
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    "Sonny Boy" Buff Columbian cockerel with a few of his girls.
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    "Chachi" Blue Columbian Cockerel
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    "Cloud" Blue Columbian hen, she and Chachi have some pretty girls soon to add to his pen.
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    A few of our chicks we are raising from our eggs.
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    A few newborn chicks
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    FEEDBACK

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    Hi all I bought a dozen and a half cochin bantam eggs and she sent extra's. I had 20 count it 20 hatch out of a dozen and extras. This by far the best eggs I have bought and had shipped.. Just out standing!!! The chicks are so darn cute with there feathered legs and toes!!! GREAT!!!! GREAT!! person to buy from!! Thank you!!

    Last edited by Bare bottom farm (07/26/2011 2:33 pm)
    ~~~Bare Bottom Farm~~~ Tracy ~~~~
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    Dear luckypickens,

    11 eggs developing wonderfully....thank you so much...will send pictures when they hatch...thanks again...cindy
    - cscheepsma
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    Dear luckypickens,

    I just wanted to let you know that 8 out of 12 little babies hatched yesterday! And they are some of the cutest chick I have ever had!! Several different colors!! Just wanted to say thank you!

    Adalie
    - adalieecker
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    Dear luckypickens,

    I just wanted to touch base and thank you for your great service. I was shocked at how wee-tiny they were. So cute!! I am happy to report that all 14 eggs arrived safe and sound and that upon candling them today, 11 are developing and show visible blood vessels. Only three are not. At this point, you have done everything within your power to give me a great opportunity to hatch these wonderful birds. I will be leaving positive feedback today. I will keep you posted as we approach hatch just so you know how we did. I think getting 11 viable eggs from the 12 I bought is a super deal. Thank you again.

    All the best,
    Amy
    - pontiacbonneville
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    Dear luckypickens,
    I thought you might like to know what colors I hatched.
    1.) BCC
    2.) B/L
    3.) BCC
    4.) B/L
    5.) PC
    6.) MFC
    7.) RFC
    8.) SFC
    9.) PC
    10.) MTC (PIPPING OUT AS WE SPEAK)
    11.) BCC (NO SIGNS OF PIPPING YET)
    12.) LSC (NO SIGNS OF PIPPING YET) *I REALLY HOPE THIS PIPS, IT'S THE ONLY COLOR YOU SENT THAT I WASN'T ABLE TO HATCH AT LEAST ONE OF)
    SUCH A GREAT HATCH!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY! MIGHT CONTACT YOU FOR A FEW LEMON SPLASH EGGS LATER IF THIS ONE DOESN'T HATCH. DO YOU HAVE ANY GOLD LACED?

    Thanks,
    Amy
    - pontiacbonneville
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    Dear luckypickens,

    Out of the 15 eggs you sent me 7 of them hatched.
    I have the following:
    2 MTFC
    1 RC
    1 BFC
    1 CMC
    1 B/LC
    1 MTC
    So a 47%~ hatched rate.
    Thanks!
    California Gurl
     

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