Buckeyes and OEGB's on the way...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by the_great_snag, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone...

    Long time no chat! I finally got a place in the country again so I have some birds coming!

    From Meyer:
    15 Buckeyes
    10 OEGB (assorted)

    From Cackle
    50 Cornish X Rocks
    25 assorted heavy pullets

    I am very excited as they will all be arriving in a week or so. Just enough time to clean out the coop and knock the dust off my poultry equipment.

    My sister has a homemade tub-type plucker and I intend to purchase a scalder this fall, so I hope to do a few batches yet before it gets too cold out.

    My girlfriend has big plans for the laying hens!
     
  2. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    Sounds like you're in for a good dose of hard work and yet a lot more enjoyment! Have fun. Cant wait to see some photos [​IMG]
     
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a really good start. If you have not had the Old English before, I think you should enjoy them. We got a few, and I just love the HUGE personalities those little birds have. My rooster Henry thinks he's about eight feet tall. [​IMG] I wish I had more than the pair I've got left.
     
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    You've chosen well to get Buckeyes for those MN winters. I really like mine and we don't even have a winter compared to you guys.
     
  5. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have had OEGB's before. I had a BB red named Napoleon that thought he ruled the world. It was funny because I never had trouble with any of mine fighting either. Not sure if it was an age thing or because they were very free to roam where they wanted.

    As for the Buckeyes, I got them specifically due to their cold-hardiness, but I think they would be awesome for a dozen other reasons too. I have wanted to try them for years, so I hope my birds arrive safely and in good health.

    btw... OEGB's do well in cold too. It dubs their combs though...
     

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