Best hatchery to get some mille fleur d'Uccles

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by silkies4ever, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. silkies4ever

    silkies4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm considering ordering some Mille Fleur and/or self blue d'Uccles to maybe show.

    Does anybody know a good hatchery where I can order some show quality hens?
     
  2. red_raider_64

    red_raider_64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya me LOL [​IMG]
    I will have some for sale this spring.
     
  3. silkies4ever

    silkies4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh wow! That's cool!

    I am just starting to get into the ornamental breeds lol. I got a chicken breed book and there's just so many beautiful breeds out there. I would love to have all of them, but for some reason the d'Uccles really stood out.

    I think I may very well end up ordering from you lol.

    The self blue old english are really pretty! They remind me of my stawberry phenotype pigeons.

    I do have a question though, how do you prevent shipped fertile eggs from getting too cold? I would probably order chicks (I can't rely on Tuffy to be broody at the right time and dedicate herself to the eggs), but I am curious [​IMG]
     
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  4. red_raider_64

    red_raider_64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great. Ya I have Self BLue Old English too.
    Did you look at my website? Well you cant guarantee the ferility for many reasons but I dont think the will get to cold to become unfertile. I should have lots of chicks for sale this Feburary. Maybe even January.
     
  5. silkies4ever

    silkies4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah I did. Your birds are beautiful [​IMG]

    Can't wait until February to get some Cochins and d'Uccles!
     
  6. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
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    We were having a discussion about at what temp an egg freezes (try a search, its there.) Several agreed that it is better to ship eggs when it is cold rather than hot. I would think the cold would preserve the egg, where the hot could rot it or destroy the living part of it. Just sharing. [​IMG] Good luck with your new eggs in the spring!
     

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