Auction for 12+Langshan Hatching Eggs. Meeks Line. Ends 3/7 at 9:00pm EST

Discussion in 'Chicken Hatching Eggs' started by Oldfort_mailman, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Oldfort_mailman

    Oldfort_mailman "The Fortfather"

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    You will be bidding on 12+ of my Blue/Splash Langshan hatching eggs. Langshans are one of the oldest and tallest heritage breeds of chickens in existence today. They are excellent foragers and produce some of the most beautiful blue patterns found anywhere. Being a Heritage breed they are slower to mature and don't begin laying till around 8 months of age. Once they start, however, they are laying machines. They adapt well to cold climates since they originate from the mountainous areas of northern China. Our flock is 11 months old and we are getting 7-9 eggs per day from our ten girls and have yet to find an egg that is not fertile. We have our girls divided into two pens. We have a blue roo and a silver gene black roo with six splash girls and a splash roo with three blue girls and one black that holds the silver gene. We are currently averaging 60% blues in our hatches and an overall hatch rate of 95% but as you know we cannot guarantee or pinpoint what percentage of the eggs will be blue or splash nor guarantee your hatch rate due to hatching methods, delays in transit, rough handling by the post office, etc. Shipping is 13.85 to anywhere in the U.S. lower 48. Payment is expected within 1 hour of auctions end by paypal only. It usually takes me 2-3 days to gather an order so I wait to begin gathering an order on a day when I get seven or eight eggs to ensure they will be no older than 2 1/2 days old when shipped. Your eggs will ship between 3/9 and 3/12. You can ask anyone who has bought eggs from me to verify the fact that no one takes more time with packing the eggs or does a better job of packing the eggs than we do, period. We use the Meeks Method developed by our good friend at Skyline Poultry who we work with in the preservation of this breed as well as several others. In the event of predation, thievery, fire raining down from heaven, etc and I cannot fill your order in the time frame specified I will notify you and we can either ship at a later time or you will be given a full refund. I can also delay shipping at your request as well, just include it in the message column of your paypal payment along with your phone number if you want your eggs held at the post office for you to pick up.We gather twice a day and clean our nests often because filthy eggs can hurt hatch rates more than disgruntled postal employees. Good luck to all and thanks for looking. The opening bid for these will be $20.00 and please bid in at least $1.00 increments. This auction will end Wednesday, March 7th, at 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Please do not pm me to bid just place it in your reply to this add.
     
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  2. Atrayu

    Atrayu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are beautiful birds! What is the cost of shipping?
    I would like to place a bid for $17.
    thank you
     
  3. Oldfort_mailman

    Oldfort_mailman "The Fortfather"

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    Shipping is $13.85 for priority mail shipping. The postage is $10.85 and the packing materials(tape and 20ft of bubble wrap, not joking, 20ft) is $3.00.
     
  4. Atrayu

    Atrayu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! sounds like a great deal! Are they friendly docile birds? What is your experience of their demeanor?
    thanks again!
    Mark
     
  5. Oldfort_mailman

    Oldfort_mailman "The Fortfather"

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    They will eat out of your hand if you start while they are younger. Ours are not huge fans of being picked up, however. The big splash roo in the pictures is 33 inches tall when he stands fully upright in his "man, I am awesome" pose as we call it, so he is closer to riding size than picking up size anyway. We have one splash hen who is broody right now that lets me pet her with minimal complaining, especially once you start rubbing her waddles.
     
  6. Atrayu

    Atrayu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is great! Thanks for answering the questions.
    I will keep check back to up the bid if need be.
    I would love to have some of these beauties join my small flock!
     
  7. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi [​IMG]
    I was lucky enough to get a batch of these beauteous eggs and the packing was incredible [​IMG][​IMG]. None of the eggs were broken during shipping and the quality of the egg is very high [​IMG][​IMG]!!! Mine are only on day 4 so it is a little early to candle but I bet I get a good hatch [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Atrayu

    Atrayu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats great news Melissa Rose!
    thanks for posting!
    I can't wait to till the bidding ends!
    Best of luck on the hatching!
    Mark
     
  9. Oldfort_mailman

    Oldfort_mailman "The Fortfather"

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    Thank you for the kind words Melissa and I can't wait to hear how your hatch goes. We have our Cottage Hills hatching out this weekend so we are pretty excited. I have heard that Marans are notoriously difficult to hatch but so far we have five of fifteen pipping through already. Wish us luck(especially if you need any really rare FBCM's later lol). Update: We hatched 14 out of 15 of our FBCM's
     
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  10. Atrayu

    Atrayu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! good luck with the Marans! I didn't know they were difficult to hatch. Been thinking about ordering some Maran chicks. Love to have some chocolate egg layers!
     

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