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blue orps from hatchery?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Katy, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Are there any hatcheries that sell blue orps? I'm about done with shipped eggs unless they're from the next state over. Those are the only ones that I've had any success with other than my own eggs.
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Don't lose faith Katy. Hatch your own. You'll get it.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'm tired of feeling like I'm wasting my money!!! I have no trouble hatching my own eggs, so I truly think it's the shipping process....and these are well packaged and wrapped eggs.....not eggs that have been bouncing around the box. If I didn't have good luck with my own eggs I'd say it was me or my incubators. Most people in my neck of the woods for the most part think a chicken is a chicken and a duck is a duck and are amazed that there are so many different breeds and colors when they see mine. I have yet to meet a person who in my years of having them have even heard of a call duck! Maybe there are those close to me that have the different kinds, but I have yet to meet them. Thanks for the words of encouragement...and I'll probably keep trying, but it gets discouraging. Maybe these eggs will turn out better than I think, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
  4. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Sandhill preservation sells them. There is a long wait I hear though. Good luck! Dont give up on hatching eggs yet. I know it sucks when nothing happens, but you will figure it out. [​IMG]
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've been hatching my own eggs on and off for quite a few years....it's the shipped ones that are giving me fits!!! Like I said maybe the ones I have in the bator now will turn out better than I think, but I'm not holding my breath!

    I'll have to check out sandhill...thanks.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sandhill and Catalpa Grove Farms sells them, but they aren't selling chicks right now, I don't think. Another place whose name escapes me used to sell them, but the Blue Orps are no longer on their breeds list.
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Thanks Speckledhen...although I really would like to have some suedettes [​IMG] I'm beginning to think I might go the chick route instead of the eggs from here on out. I probably won't quit trying entirely....I still think it can be a good way to get some nice birds and ones you don't have a chance to order as chicks. I'll check out Catalpa too.

    Now.....back to washing dishes........yuck.
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If you change your mind, Katy, I'd love to send you some eggs from my Blue Orp crew in the future. If you're hatching just fine with your own, then it must have something to do with shipping. Still, there might be that one time that the P.O. gorillas don't get their grubby mitts on the egg pkg and you get a nice hatch, so sure, take a break, but don't give up trying.
  9. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Quote:I totally forgot about Catalpa Farms. I bought eggs from them and out of the 14 I have 6 in the hatcher. So if I get 4 chicks Ill be happy. Sometimes the PO is just so hard on the eggs. For me I want to have the bloodlines from all over to help with diversity, because Orps are kinda hard to find. I hope you have good luck with the ones you have in the bator now, but only time will tell. [​IMG]
  10. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    I wonder what would happen if a person were to put something that looked like a viewfinder of a camcorder in a crack of a box and then wrote all over the box handle with care you are being remotely taped and any overt rough handling will be reported to the P O inspectors.

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