Delawares?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hcammack, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Are Delawares a good friendly laying breed ?
     
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
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    I've read enough good things about them that I have 2 doz in the incubator. I got my eggs from a seller on eBay who says she put some toys in her coop for the Dellies to play with. This is a quote from one of her listings:

    "I am personally impressed with how quickly the size of the eggs have progressed from the pullets first egg to large and extra large quality eggs. Within a month of the first egg, these chickens are producing high quality good sized eggs. They still maintain their delightful qualities and actually come when I call them... They are more curious and active than the other chickens I keep here. I have added a stairway to nowhere and a teeter-totter for their entertainment. They are quite hardy even as chicks. In April, at three months old 4 baby rattle snakes were literally torn apart in what I can only describe as a free for all food fight. Although at least two of the young birds seemed to have been bitten none of them died or became ill."
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2007
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Well I will consider this in my choices I am having a hard time their are just too many choices.

    Henry
     
  5. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you get them without the rattlesnakes
     
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I love mine! She is wonderful.
     

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