French frogs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by scflock, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    we went from monkey giggles, to selling a turkey!!

    awesome.
     
  2. frmboyinthecity

    frmboyinthecity Overrun With Chickens

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    So not to totally derail the conversation, but if you were to start over completely, what breeds would you get. With a focus on egg production, helping a breed become more popular, and a good duel-purpose breed. Thoughts?
     
  3. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    I think most on this thread would be all about the Am's.

    what I'm currently working on, is having a few pure breeds, RIR's, barred rocks, and either white rocks or white leghorns, so I can continue making sex links, for dual purpose birds.

    at some point, I may try my hand at pretty or rare birds, or even pretty eggs.
     
  4. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Out of all my chickens, I tell people that the best dual purpose breed with the best disposition is the cuckoo marans. Lay a lot, the eggs are huge,roosters are excellent on the table, and the have the best attitude of all my birds
     
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  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    I'm only getting eggs or hatching chicks from mine, haven't tried any on the table yet.
     
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  6. frmboyinthecity

    frmboyinthecity Overrun With Chickens

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    How is your production. I've heard that they only lay around 3 eggs a week.
     
  7. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    5-6/ bird in the spring and summer. I'm still getting 2-3/bird right now. They are just now 2 years old. My other prolific layers are the EEs. I've heard they can be poor layers, so I guess it depends on what mix made them
     
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  8. frmboyinthecity

    frmboyinthecity Overrun With Chickens

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    That makes sense. I guess I am like all of you guys, I have chicken ADD, they all look so cool. Although I haven't been bitten by the bantam or the silkie bugs.
     
  9. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The meat train is just as terrible as the pretty bird one ;) the birds get Bigger and Bigger and Ooooh geese are in high demand!
     
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  10. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    I really like the different colored wyandottes. very pretty birds.
    I really like some of the mutt mixes that make them super pretty eggs.

    but truthfully, I'm much more about function.
     

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