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Best breed book

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CuckooMarans, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. CuckooMarans

    CuckooMarans New Egg

    Mar 27, 2011
    Hello. Does anyone have recommendations for a good breed book. Lots of comprehensive info., good pics...etc. I'm also wondering how much to charge for a 1 year old layer.

  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co

    Check out Storey's Guide to Poultry. I have seen hens go anywhere from $10.00 to $50.00....
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2011
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana! [​IMG]
    Tractor Supply sells alot of great books on poultry. Thats were I got most of mine.

  4. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC
  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Hi there! I don't know about which breed book is best, but did want to say hello, and to welcome you to the best forum in the world! Hello from western Kentucky! This is a GREAT place to hang out... [​IMG]
  6. allcrackedup

    allcrackedup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. If you are looking for a book that has all the breeds and everything about them, you would want "The Standard of Perfection" It has everything you want to know about the breeds including defects. It is used a lot for showing. [​IMG]
  8. CuckooMarans

    CuckooMarans New Egg

    Mar 27, 2011
    Thanks. Looks like I posted in the wrong place. Let me introduce myself. My name is Matt from Winooski Vermont. I live in a condo, and keep 6 hens a couple blocks away in a neighbour's yard. I've got another 12 chicks in the living room quickly outgrowing their box. I just sold a couple Easter Eggers for $12 a piece. I have no idea if that's fair to either myself or the customer? But, I had a lot of interest so I figure maybe they're worth more? I've had chickens for a year now.

    Here's what I've got.

    Blue Cochin
    Barred Rock
    Dark Cornish
    Blue Cochin
    Silver and Gold Wyandotte

    Silver Cuckoo Marans
    Easter Egger
    Silver and Gold Lakenvelder
    Silver and Gold Wyandotte
    Light Brahma
    Partridge Plymouth Rock
    Red Star.

    I'll be looking to sell 6 of the chicks.
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  10. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG]

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