Claborn Family Farms

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Kim and Paul, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Kim and Paul

    Kim and Paul New Egg

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    Just an FYI

    We stopped in and picked up 6 Black Star layers in February. Joe had them already boxed when we got there. When we got home we were very surprised by the birds. They were in great condition and much larger than what we anticipated. They dwarf our mature Red Stars.

    We will definitely continue buying through Claborn Family farms and recommend them to others as well. Joe is a great person to deal with and very accommodating.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Black Stars (Black Sex Links) are my favorite chickens; hardy and friendly egg laying machines. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds and hybrids) and they (along with my Red Sex Links) have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. In really cold winter weather, they have even slightly outlayed my Red Sex Links. I think you will be very happy with them, and it's good to know that there are hatcheries like Claborn Family Farms that does such as great job raising them. Good luck with your Black Stars.
     
  3. Kim and Paul

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    Thanks Michael. We already had 6 of the red sex links. Very well mannered creatures and is why we elected to go with the blacks. We're trying to keep the different aged birds distinguishable by color/breed. Our reds are over a year old.

    Currently we have them in different locations for housing. Trying to figure out the best way to integrate the two groups. Made an attempt this weekend but the established birds were rather violent. We have them within site of each other and are rotating them in and out of the common grazing area(s).
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You'll have to use the "look but don't touch" method of integration. There's a good article at http://poultrykeeper.com/general-chickens/introducing-new-chickens explaining how to do it. It will take some time, but I have confidence you can successfully integrate them. I've done it myself on many occasions over the years. Good luck.
     

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