Cochins for Trade in NC or VA ~ NO SHIPPING

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  1. hazelton farms

    hazelton farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate HATE to do this, but it's time. I've GOT to let go of my
    cochins. I've set and set these bantam eggs and they are just not coming up fertile enough to make it worth keeping them - at best 70%. I've had a lot of my birds shipped to me. My roos are not related to any of my hens.
    I've got one black rooster (1.5 years old) and I believe 9-10 blue and black hens. The blacks carry the mottled gene.
    Then I have three splash hens and one splash rooster in another pen. I have one more splash roo, but he goes back to the lady I'm borrowing him from. One of these hens is two years old. The rest are all between 8 months and 1.3 years old.
    Most of my birds are laying.
    I want to trade my cochins for a laying, but less than year old group of one of the following types of breeds. (Yes, I know rabbitscan't lay, but you get the idea.)

    Dominiques
    Black Australorps
    khaki campbell ducks
    Light Brahmas
    Silver Laced wyandottes
    GOOD buff orps. ~ HENS only and must be well shaped, not bad quality
    RI red shaped hens. Good orps. don't look like RI reds in body
    shape.
    New Zeeland or California rabbits
    Bourbon Red turkeys

    Now, our cochins are breeding quality and above. One rooster was
    shown by my son with decent results. These are NOT in show condition
    right now as they are in breeding pens.

    I'm NOT expecting show quality birds back, but definately birds up to standard back (no single combs on rose comb type birds, etc.).
    I'm also not expecting that you will have the same number of birds to trade back and that's fine. I do NOT want to be rooster heavy though. One roo for every 5 hens is our max. If you have more roos, you'd have to keep them with you in order to do the trade.

    If you want to work with some nice cochins for showing, these will give you a good start. If you don't mind trimming butts or doing what you need to to get them fertile, then these could be for you too.

    We are willing to tote them to the Winston-Salem show and meet up with you there for the trade, but I will NOT ship them.

    PART II to this.
    I also have some standard cochins. One roo is splash, one is a barred. Then there are six blue and blue splash hens/pullets. They are NOT laying yet.
    Again, I will trade for any of the above and I will tote them to the show if needed.
    (For the one person I owe standard cochin eggs to on a duck egg swap, I have a friend that I will purchase eggs from that half my stock came from to send to you.)

    For the bantam group (that means all the blues, black and splashes) we'd like to have at LEAST 10 birds in return from any of the chicken breeds, 6 from the ducks, 4 from the turkeys, and 8 from the rabbits.

    For the standard group of cochins close to the same but maybe a little less.

    If this sounds like it's for you, then EMAIL ME! I'm NOT considering selling them at this point as I don't really need completely empty pens either. If I do sell, I'll take 'em to the Winston-Salem show and sell them there and use the money on the way home at the farmers' market for blueberry bushes.

    Oh, on a last note... I guess I'd be willing to trade either group for a milking type dairy doe that's bred or maybe two doe kids. Goat doesn't have to be purebred, registered, anything fancy. Just ready and willing to be milked when she delivers and % of a milk type breed.

    Stacy
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Stacy

    I pmed you about the bantam eggs-
     
  3. hazelton farms

    hazelton farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotcha covered Tiki. [​IMG]

    Stacy
     
  4. hazelton farms

    hazelton farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Figured I'd add a few pics. These were taken last year, so most of these hens are still here, but not all of them. Black roo is still here. The splashes are separated with a splash roo now as well, not like in the pics. The blue roo isn't with us any more either.



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  5. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH! I want them! But no shipping [​IMG] I love cochins especially splashes [​IMG]
     
  6. hazelton farms

    hazelton farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry Silkie... It is hard for me to have to get rid of them too, because through the five years of figuring out what I wanted... I kept cochins. They were the ONLY breed I kept the entire time.
    Stacy
     
  7. whereswaldo

    whereswaldo Out Of The Brooder

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    Stacey when is the show? i'd be willing to add them to my flock.
    How many total? We could trade pure bred adult laying hens if interested also. even some geese or sheep.
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    That splash hen in the first pic is soo nice [​IMG]
     
  9. hazelton farms

    hazelton farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Tiki,

    That one in particular is our oldest hen. She still lays every day though. She's a sweetheart and is much loved by my son.

    I'm still looking for a good person to trade with... Anyone????

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    hazelton farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump [​IMG]
     

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