Breeding my chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rescuedrvr4u, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Rescuedrvr4u

    Rescuedrvr4u Out Of The Brooder

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    First, I'm sure the answers are going to be personal opinion but, which would be better for raising/selling...Old English Bantams or Silver pencilled wyandotte bantams? Also, living in Virginia, what is the going price when it comes time to sell?
     
  2. RedPyleLady

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    im not sure about the price but anything pencill seems to be pretty popular and i believe wyandottes are pretty popular too :) OEGB are also a breed people seem to love but if it were me i would sell the wyandottes something more unique : )
     
  3. Rescuedrvr4u

    Rescuedrvr4u Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your response...seems like I usually don't get any. Do you have any idea, even ballpark, how much they go for?
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Why not just get some of both? I think wyandottes are cute, but I like fluffy chickens :) I'm not sure about the price, I don't keep bantams. I usually sell standard sized pullets and hens for $10-15.
     
  5. Rescuedrvr4u

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    Thanks...I think that's what I am going to do. Their eggs won't be "purebred" for about 2 weeks, correct? I've got the pairs separate from the rest of the flock then will collect the eggs and store them in the cabinet until I get about 0 from each hen. Not to go much longer than 0 days right? Should I let the roosters out, not keep them separate until this 2 week period is up? No sense in keeping them away, just let the hens lay whatever eggs until then, then put their mates with them?
     
  6. Rescuedrvr4u

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    Sorry...that's ten eggs, and ten days
     

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