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

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    Are Delawares a good friendly laying breed ?
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    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

    Apr 6, 2007
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    Well I will consider this in my choices I am having a hard time their are just too many choices.

  5. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    can you get them without the rattlesnakes
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

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

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