classroom incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CedarWaxwing, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. CedarWaxwing

    CedarWaxwing Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to hatch some eggs in my kids' classrooms this spring. The chickens will live at my parents' farm. (They're just starting a flock and we thought this would be a fun way to do it.)

    We're hoping to have chickens that are pretty docile since they're be around kids a lot, pretty decent layers and also cold weather hardy (we're in MI)

    Like maybe some of these: http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken...r=0,1&b=0,1&c=2,3,4,5,6,8,9,12&d=1&l=2&page=1

    Anyway, we'd like about 40 eggs. Does anyone have any recommendations on where I can buy a "variety pack" with some of these? We'd especially like to have some barred rock, but other than that . ... just a variety?
     
  2. HardisonHens

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    I would look for a local farmer (NPIP/AI clean) to buy eggs from. Buying from an online retailer could get quite expensive for that many eggs. But if you did decide to go with an online retailer I would recommend MyPetChicken.com they have a tool that you can use to see which birds are especially cold hardy, good layers, gentle etc. http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/which-breed-is-right-for-me.aspx
    They also let you pick an assortment of which ever breeds you like to make up your order.
    Worth checking them out! Good Luck!
     
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  5. CedarWaxwing

    CedarWaxwing Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I contacted the craigslist people . . .I hope I hear back!

    I don't have enough posts to post a wanted ad in the buying/selling area, but I'll keep checking it.

    Does anyone have any experience hatching eggs from my pet chicken?
     

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